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Malaysia in transition

Singapore and Malaysia make major breakthrough in maritime dispute

Relations still tense as Kuala Lumpur continues to demand water price renegotiation

SINGAPORE -- Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to restore the previous status in their disputed maritime border area, in a major breakthrough to de-escalate tensions that have been festering between the two countries for months.

Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and his counterpart Saifuddin Abdullah met on Thursday in Malaysia to discuss the issues. 

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