22 Feb '13, 5pm

Singapore-Kuala Lumpur Rail Link Goes Beyond Just Economics, Says Shanmugam #1A1M

Singapore-Kuala Lumpur Rail Link Goes Beyond Just Economics, Says Shanmugam Written by Azizah Saturday, 23 February 2013 01:00 SINGAPORE, Feb 22 - Singapore's Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam said the high-speed rail link between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur goes beyond just economics, reported Channel NewsAsia. He said bilateral relations between Singapore and Malaysia had been on an upswing in recent years. Shanmugam was speaking to Channel NewsAsia in a "live" studio interview on Friday evening. He said the two countries had announced a number of joint projects since 2010. Studies for the high-speed rail link have to be completed before the project can start. But Shanmugam said there's "no reason why it shouldn't work". As most of the rail will be on the Malaysian side, he said there was a logic to how cost could be split - depending on where it (rail) is.- BERNAMA

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