25 Jun '18, 3am

Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad says Singapore water deal 'too costly' after scrapping rail project

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has revived the muscular foreign policy that characterised his first stint in power, seeking to renegotiate a long-standing water supply agreement with Singapore and taking shots at both the US and China. In an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Haslinda Amin, the 92-year-old Mahathir criticised a 1962 water supply deal with Singapore as “too costly”, adding to tensions after he announced plans to cancel a multibillion-dollar high-speed rail project that would’ve connected Kuala Lumpur to the city state. Water is among issues with Singapore “that we need to settle,” Mahathir said at his office in Kuala Lumpur. “We will sit down and talk with them, like civilised people.” Breaking from his predecessor Najib Razak’s more pragmatic diplomacy, Mahathir also said he’s reviewing Chinese investments and called US President Donald Trump...

Full article: http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2152...

Tweets

Water supply deal with Singapore ‘too costly’, ...

channelnewsasia.com 25 Jun '18, 2am

SINGAPORE: Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has dubbed the 1962 water supply deal with Singapore as “too costly” a...

Singapore says Malaysia must abide by water deal

yahoo.com 25 Jun '18, 12pm

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore urged Malaysia on Monday to fully comply with a water-sharing agreement struck in 1962, af...

Exclusive: Price of water sold to Singapore 'ri...

channelnewsasia.com 25 Jun '18, 4am

PUTRAJAYA: The price of water being sold to Singapore is "ridiculous", and Malaysia will make a presentation to its neighb...

Abide by water deal, Singapore warns Malaysia

freemalaysiatoday.com 25 Jun '18, 11am

It comes after Dr Mahathir Mohamad hinted that the 1962 agreement to supply water to the city-state could be revisited. Si...

Malaysia PM to renegotiate water deal with Sing...

ft.com 25 Jun '18, 6am

Subscribe to the FT to read: Financial Times Malaysia PM to renegotiate water deal with Singapore Make informed decisions....

Mahathir Revives Singapore Water Dispute, Takes...

bloomberg.com 24 Jun '18, 9pm

LISTEN TO ARTICLE 4:51 SHARE THIS ARTICLE Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has re...

Mahathir revives Singapore water dispute, takes...

bloomberg.com 24 Jun '18, 9pm

LISTEN TO ARTICLE 4:43 SHARE THIS ARTICLE Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has re...

Najib Malaysia's new Anwar? No, says PM Mahathi...

channelnewsasia.com 25 Jun '18, 10pm

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak will likely not be "around" for the next general election, says Dr...

Dr M revives Singapore water dispute, takes swipe at Trump

Dr M revives Singapore water dispute, takes swi...

malaymail.com 24 Jun '18, 11pm

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s willingness to push back against the world’s biggest economic powers contrasts with Najib, who g...

Dr Mahathir's Cabinet to have 29 ministers:

channelnewsasia.com 25 Jun '18, 7am

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's full Cabinet is expected to have 29 people, and the list is expecte...

The full interview with Dr Mahathir @chedetoffi...

channelnewsasia.com 28 Jun '18, 2pm

Malaysia’s new old Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad tells Channel NewsAsia in an exclusive interview about cleaning ...

Singapore MP says water deal fair as Malaysia sells what ‘falls from the sky’ https://t.co/k6OW5YqE5o

Singapore MP says water deal fair as Malaysia s...

themalaysianinsight.com 26 Jun '18, 10am

A SINGAPOREAN member of Parliament has dismissed Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s accusation that Malaysia is paying t...

Singapore • Manila • Cebu • https://t.co/gXrAOa...

eventbrite.com 29 Jun '18, 5am

Eventbrite, and certain approved third parties, use functional, analytical and tracking cookies (or similar technologies) ...