31 Jul '18, 11am

Singapore has been clear and consistent that Malaysia lost its right to review water price in 1987: MFA

SINGAPORE - Singapore has been clear and consistent in its position that Malaysia lost its right to review the price of water under the 1962 Water Agreement in 1987, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Tuesday (July 31). The statement, on the second and final day of Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah's introductory visit, comes as Malaysia's national news agency Bernama cited the minister saying in an interview that "the agreement says the content of the agreement can be reviewed after 25 years". "It doesn't mean at 25 years... so we can continue talking," Bernama reported Datuk Saifuddin saying in the interview on Monday. MFA said Singapore's position was most recently set out in Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan's remarks in Parliament on July 9 . Dr Balakrishnan told the House that Malaysia had previously acknowledged that it itself chose...

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