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International relations

Five things to know about the Singapore-Malaysia territorial dispute

Flare-up over air traffic spreads to maritime map

A Singapore Police Coast Guard vessel patrols lanes near freight ships off the coast of Singapore.    © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia and Singapore are at odds only four weeks since the countries' leaders met to discuss better ties, reflecting the sometimes troubled relationship between two nations separated by a strait as narrow as a kilometer.

Tensions are rising after Malaysia, under second-stint Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, seeks to review a water supply deal signed in 1962 and other bilateral contracts. Here are five things to know about the flare-up.

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