Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad

Singapore-Malaysia ties

Malaysia, Singapore vow to reach friendly end to water spat

(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.


Malaysia nears deal with China to revive ECRL project

(Feb 19): Malaysia is making progress in talks with China to revive a high-speed rail project that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s government said it would cancel, according to Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.


Zuraida: One million homes possible, not a populist promise

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20): The government’s goal of building one million affordable and low-cost houses within 10 years is a realistic plan and not just a populist promise, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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Malaysia would be lucky if able to recoup half of 1MDB funds: Lim Guan Eng

(Sept 13): Malaysia is paring expectations for how much funds it can recoup from 1MDB, with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng saying the country would be “very lucky” to get back just half.


Malaysia now says foreigners allowed to purchase Forest City properties but cannot guarantee residency

SINGAPORE (Sept 5): Inaccurate information about the Forest City project in Malaysian media reports have caused a misunderstanding among parties, according to Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian.


Mahathir says US$100 bil Forest City Project in JB off limits to foreigners

(Aug 27): Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday declared that foreigners will not be granted visas to live in the giant Forest City real estate project on the country’s southern tip, a major threat to the marketing strategy for the develop

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China-backed ECRL project, pipeline projects cancelled for now: Dr M

(Aug 21): Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that the Chinese-funded US$20 billion ($27.4 billion) East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project and a natural gas pipeline project in Sabah will be cancelled for now, according to media reports


Khazanah Nasional's entire board of directors resigns

SINGAPORE (July 26): Malaysia’s strategic investment fund, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, saw a major shake-up this morning, after all nine of its board members tendered their resignation, including managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar.


Malaysia to lead delegation to Singapore to discuss fate of HSR project

SINGAPORE (July 18): Malaysia will soon have a discussion with Singapore regarding the high-speed rail (HSR) project, according to Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.


Singapore knows Malaysia's KL-SG HSR plans: Mahathir

SINGAPORE (July 10): Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia has not given Singapore a full notice on the planned Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR), as this decision requires the government to be mindful of the country’s resources