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High-speed rail deal between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur postponed

Staff Writer |
The bilateral agreement on the high-speed rail (HSR) link between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will be signed as scheduled by the end of the year, “most likely” around December 21.

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This is the first indication that an annual retreat between the prime ministers of both countries that was planned for next week has been postponed.

Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said in a statement that he had met Singapore Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on November 29 to discuss the remaining details of the agreement.

“Both sides are now taking the necessary follow-up action to comply with their respective internal procedures and legal requirements for the signing of this agreement,” he said.

Previously, Singapore’s Transport Ministry said that the agreement would be signed early this month.

“We are working towards signing the bilateral agreement on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail at the next leaders’ retreat on Dec 5, 2016,” said the ministry on Nov 14.

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