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Malaysia in transition

Mahathir says water sold to Singapore should cost 10 times more

Decades-old issue likely to be a bargaining chip for other negotiations

Pipes carrying water from Malaysia to Singapore run alongside the causeway toward the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday the price of untreated water that Malaysia supplies to Singapore should be more than 10 times higher than it is now, reigniting a decades-old dispute between the two neighbors.

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