(Apr 9): The leaders of neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia agreed Tuesday to amicably resolve a long-running dispute over water that has stoked tensions for decades.

In a joint press briefing, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong said they are open to resolving a disagreement over water prices through arbitration. They also planned to proceed with delimiting the maritime boundary and resolving issues over airspace and a suspended high-speed rail project.

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