Malaysia stands to gain RM6 billion annually from HSR, say researchers

The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project has been shelved, pending a review by the Pakatan Harapan government following concerns about its high cost. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 27, 2018.

COMPUTER simulations by Japanese researchers indicate that the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project could benefit Malaysia by as much as US$1.589 billion (RM6 billion) a year, said a report.

The report, issued by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore, said Singapore stands to benefit US$641 million.

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  • Quite a scientific analysis

    Posted 3 years ago by Tai-Chee Wong

  • Shinkansen lobbyists.

    Posted 3 years ago by Azlan Romly

  • Looks like singapore is working overtime on this...

    Posted 3 years ago by Francis Anthony

  • Ahha, using Japanese to cover their track?
    Easy la: if they say Yes, we say No.

    Malaysians who lived through the era of IPPs and tollroad concessions knew by now that all economic projections are BS and hoaxs, cooked up by international foreign consultants no less.

    what Malaysians got after that are tolls after tolls and ever-longer concessions to make up for actual results that fell below those BS forecasts.

    Mahathir should know he hoodwinked the people for 22 years, but we can forgive him now that dia dah insaf and fighting to save the country.

    Posted 3 years ago by Ju bur