1962 Water Agreement

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SINGAPORE (Nov 18): “I think, from their perspectives, things only get serious when their kids can’t go to school, and they can’t get their lattes and go to yoga.” — Unnamed foreign executive, to the Financial Times, referring to the expatriate


Many issues remain, but leaders' retreat has paved the way for further talks

SINGAPORE (Apr 15): Meeting for the third time since the new Pakatan Harapan government won the elections in Malaysia a year ago, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his counterpart Dr Mahathir Mohamad put on a show of amiability before the press, appearin

Singapore, save your water baby from Mahathir

(July 18): A homegrown Singaporean company that owns one of the financial centre’s three seawater desalination plants is struggling to stay afloat. Whether Hyflux Ltd. sinks or swims will matter to creditors and shareholders. The strategic stakes, thoug

Malaysia must comply fully with 1962 water agreement: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

SINGAPORE (June 25): The 1962 water agreement between Singapore and Malaysia is a fundamental agreement that was guaranteed by both governments in the 1965 separation agreement which was registered with the United Nations.


Mahathir revives Singapore water dispute, takes swipe at Trump

SINGAPORE (June 25): Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has revived the muscular foreign policy that characterised his first stint in power, seeking to renegotiate a longstanding water supply agreement with Singapore and taking shots at both the US

Singapore achieves self reliance in water, sees demand doubling

SINGAPORE (June 14): Singapore has achieved self-reliance in water and is building more capacity to meet a projected doubling in demand in the next 45 years, a minister said.