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Malaysia’s Natural Resources Minister says Singapore is buying water at an ‘unreasonable’ rate that is ‘too cheap’
The revision is needed to address water supply in Johor, and to combat climate change issues, which would influence the availability of water, he said.
Mahathir says Singapore refuses to build new bridge although Malaysia ‘willing to sacrifice’ for it to ‘buy cheap water’
“You just see, we are willing to sacrifice money to support Singapore so that they can buy cheap water for themselves but when we want to build a bridge to solve traffic problem, they refuse to have the bridge...I don’t know why," he said.
Malaysia plans to raise Johor's treated water supply to 260 million litres per day in three years.
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Both sides have agreed to not anchor government vessels in the area.
The "rich" country of Singapore has been benefiting from "poor" Malaysia in the water issue, Mahathir said.
Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad wants to raise price of raw water sold to Singapore by more than 10 times
Dr Mahathir had in recent interviews criticised the 1962 water deal as "too costly" and "ridiculous", and said Malaysia would approach Singapore to renegotiate the terms of the deal.
Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah maintains that the relationship between the Singapore and Malaysia is at a ‘very good level’...
The minister is in Singapore on the invitation of Singaporean Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.
Johor chief minister proposes a 16-fold price hike for water sold to Singapore, says the new price will be ‘reasonable and affordable’
The Johor government hopes the price change would help it "keep with the current times".
The age-old dispute about water between Singapore and Malaysia has resurfaced after Dr Mahathir said the on-going deal is "too costly".