Singapore hopes to reach mutually acceptable outcome on HSR

By Bernama / Bernama | September 4, 2018 10:57 AM SGT
SINGAPORE (Sept 3): Singapore hopes to reach a mutually acceptable outcome soon on the High Speed Rail (HSR) project linking Kuala Lumpur with the republic, according to Singapore’s Ministry of Transport.
The ministry’s spokesperson noted that both sides were currently in discussions on Malaysia’s request to defer the project.
“We hope to reach a mutually acceptable outcome soon,” the spokesperson said in an email reply to Bernama today.
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The ministry was asked to respond to a report that Malaysia and Singapore had agreed to postpone the project to a future date.
Malaysian Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali was earlier today reportedly as saying that the decision was made with regard to Malaysia's current economic situation.
He said Singapore has agreed with the Malaysian government's views to delay the implementation of the project until the economy recovered.
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