SINGAPORE (Oct 22): “You prepare for a long, long, long time and then it goes through so smoothly.” — International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde, comparing the just concluded IMF annual meeting in Bali to a wedding ceremony that did not suffer from hiccups

Crooked bridge in view

The plan to build a “crooked” bridge linking Singapore and Johor could be back on the cards, according to Malaysian officials. It was first mooted 15 years ago by Dr Mahathir Mohamad when he was the Malaysian prime minister then. Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian told reporters in Kuala Lumpur that Mahathir had indicated he had “no problem” if the project was revived, because it involves only demolishing the Malaysian half of the bridge. Osman says the crooked bridge will allow ships to sail through the Tebrau Straits, and help beautify Johor Bahru.

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