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Malaysian airline Firefly made its inaugural landing at Seletar Airport yesterday morning, nearly five months after its services to Singapore were suspended.
Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the country would eventually need a high-speed train from Johor Baru to Penang, and possibly even to the Thai border.
A joint statement said in the spirit of bilateral cooperation and at Malaysia's request, Singapore has agreed to suspend construction of the HSR project.
High-Speed Rail project will be postponed with no fine, says Malaysia’s Economics Affairs Minister Azmin Ali
The timeline of the delayed project will be announced later.
A joint decision on the Singapore-Malaysia high-speed rail and rapid transit system will be made soon
Both Mr Khaw and Mr Azmin also met in Malaysia last week.
The 350km rail line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur was agreed on in 2016 and originally slated for completion in 2026.
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.
Malaysia seeking to negotiate deferment of high speed rail link with Singapore to avoid compensation
A discussion will take place in Singapore soon.
The cost of the proposed high speed rail project has been closely scrutinised by the new Malaysia government.