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Malaysia, Singapore inching closer to win-win HSR deal: Azmin Ali

The Malaysian Minister of Economic Affairs in a tweet today hinted that Malaysia and Singapore were inching closer to a win-win HSR deal.

The controversial High-Speed Rail between Malaysia and Singapore, negotiated by the regime of ex-PM Najib Razak with the Singaporean counterparts was put on hold by Malaysian PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

After winning the elections in May, Dr Mahathir made a dramatic announcement in which he said the decision to scrap KL-Singapore HSR was ‘final’.

But since then, the HSR project went from final cancellation, to be on-hold or partially scrapped and now the deal seems to be back on the table.

See Azmin’s tweet below:

Further talks with Minister Khaw. We are inching closer to a win-win deal on HSR, thanks to the hardwork of officials from both sides. #MEA pic.twitter.com/JubfMPrYNo

— Mohamed Azmin Ali (@AzminAli) 30 août 2018

The Singapore daily Berita Harian today said Malaysia and Singapore would soon make an announcement on the RTS and HSR projects.

They based their assertion on a Facebook post from the Singaporean Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and the Minister for Transport, Khaw Boon Wan.

The minister said, after meeting Azmin, the two countries would be able to announce a joint decision on the RTS and HSR soon.

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