SINGAPORE (May 21): Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to suspend the construction of a billion-dollar train project linking the wealthy city-state with its neighbour's southern state of Johor, their transport ministers said on Tuesday.

The suspension marks a delay in yet another project since a new Malaysian government came into power last year pledging to tighten finances and review major deals.

The ministers told a joint news conference in Singapore that the delay will run until September 30, with Malaysia to pay Singapore compensation for abortive costs.

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