(Dec 6): Malaysia’s tiff with neighbouring Singapore over air space and port waters is escalating, a sign of renewed bickering not seen in years. First came Malaysia saying on Tuesday it wants to retake airspace in Johor from neighbouring Singapore in stages beginning end-2019. Singapore’s transport ministry responded by saying that both countries had an agreement dating back to 1974 that gave Singapore the right to provide air traffic services in the airspace above southern Johor.

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