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Malaysia in transition

Singapore sharpens tone in maritime dispute with Malaysia

City-state rejects proposal for both sides to keep ships away

Container cranes are pictured at the port of Singapore, one of Asia's busiest.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Authorities in Singapore on Friday stepped up their complaints over "intrusions" by Malaysian ships into what they called the city-state's territorial waters as tensions rose over port boundaries in one of Asia's busiest shipping lanes.

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