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Singapore has agreed to Malaysia’s request for the construction of a cross-border rail system to be postponed till end September
The agreement was signed at Malaysia's request in "the spirit of bilateral cooperation".
Malaysian airline Firefly made its inaugural landing at Seletar Airport yesterday morning, nearly five months after its services to Singapore were suspended.
Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan is ‘fully prepared’ for surgery, warns seniors ‘never to jump out of bed’
The 66-year-old wrote: "At our age, it’s important to get up, pump the heart, stand up, feel that you are steady before taking the first step."
Khaw Boon Wan welcomes Malaysia’s move to de-escalate tensions as 2 ships leave Singapore waters, urges complete withdrawal
But one ship still remains in Singapore's waters as of Wednesday (Dec 12).
Singapore extends its own port limits and says it will act firmly if Malaysian vessels continue to intrude
"Malaysia has never laid claim to these waters, or protested our actions there. Now, out of the blue, Malaysia is claiming these territorial waters that belong to Singapore."
Singapore-Malaysia ties took a sudden turn on two fronts.
Mr Khaw told the House that there was no provision in the bilateral agreement for the deferment of the project.
A joint statement said in the spirit of bilateral cooperation and at Malaysia's request, Singapore has agreed to suspend construction of the HSR project.
A joint decision on the Singapore-Malaysia high-speed rail and rapid transit system will be made soon
Both Mr Khaw and Mr Azmin also met in Malaysia last week.
The 350km rail line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur was agreed on in 2016 and originally slated for completion in 2026.