Malaysia, Singapore end HSR agreement


(From left) Singaporean Transport Minister and Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure Khaw Boon Wan, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister Najib Razak and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan at the signing of an MoU for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail in 2019. The two countries have agreed to dissolve the contract today. – EPA pic, January 1, 2021.

MALAYSIA and Singapore have terminated the contract to build a high-speed rail (HSR) linking the two countries after failing to reach agreement on proposed changes to the project.

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Long issued a joint statement announcing the end of the deal after the expiry of the project suspension period yesterday.


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