01 Mar '13, 5am

KL-Singapore high-speed rail has potential to extend to Penang - The Star Online #KL

KL-Singapore high-speed rail has potential to extend to Penang - The Star Online #KL

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala at the Standard & Poor's Asean capital markets seminar on Friday. KUALA LUMPUR: The high-speed rail (HSR) link between Malaysia and Singapore has potential to be extended to Penang and even further afield to Bangkok and Beijing, said Datuk Seri Idris Jala . But such a move, if it were to happen, would only take place 50 to 100 years from today, the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said at Standard & Poor's Asean capital markets seminar on Friday. "For now our immediate focus is on the Malaysia-Singapore HSR," said Idris, who is also the CEO of PEMANDU, the Government body tasked with carrying out Malaysia's Economic Transformation Programme . He added that the multibillion-ringgit project hopes to reap the same benefits seen from linking London and Paris via the Eurostar. The Prime Ministers of Ma...

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