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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia and Singapore suspend cross-border rail project

Move is part of Mahathir's review of major infrastructure deals

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, right, and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a meeting last month in Malaysia. The deferment of the cross-border rail link is the latest in a series of major projects placed under review by Mahathir.   © Kyodo

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia and Singapore agreed to postpone their cross-border rail link, aimed at reducing congestion at the countries' border, the latest major infrastructure project to be suspended under the administration of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Transport ministers of both countries signed a supplementary agreement in Singapore on Tuesday, agreeing to defer the 4 km-long Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System, known as RTS, until September.

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