Singapore seeks clarification on HSR project


SINGAPORE (June 1): Singapore has requested the Malaysian government to clarify its position on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project, Bernama reported Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan as saying.

“We have informed the Malaysian government that Singapore is continuing to incur costs on this project as it awaits Malaysia’s clarification, and that in the event Malaysia terminates the project, Singapore will study the implications and exercise our rights (including any right to compensation for expenses incurred) in accordance with the terms of the HSR Bilateral Agreement,” he said in a statement today.

He also added that Singapore continues to support the HSR project and to fulfil all its obligations under the Agreement, reported Bernama.

“We still believe that a high-speed rail link between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur would be in our mutual interest, economically as well as in terms of the friendship and mutual understanding of our two peoples.

“However, it is only tenable to continue the project if Malaysia likewise supports it, and is willing to fulfil its end of the agreement,” he said.

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