No decision yet on KL-Spore high-speed rail: Malaysia

Artist's impression of the upcoming Iskandar Puteri High Speed Rail station in Johor, Malaysia.- : EDELMAN

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN): The Malaysian government said on Friday (Nov 27) it has yet to finalise plans for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project after a news report claimed it was considering changes so that the line ends in Johor Baru and not Singapore.

Economic Affairs Minister Mustapa Mohamed said the government has made several new proposals to "improve" the project, saying that both Malaysia and Singapore have until Dec 31 to negotiate the matter.

"Referring to some of the news published recently regarding the HSR project, Malaysia and Singapore are still in the process of negotiating on some proposals submitted by Malaysia to improve this project," he said in a statement.

"Both countries have until Dec 31,2020, to conduct the negotiation process. The government will make an announcement once a decision is made and negotiations are completed," he added.

The ministry's statement comes two days after news portal Free Malaysia Today (FMT) reported that Malaysia is considering changing the KL-Singapore HSR project so that the line would end in Johor Baru, rather than in Singapore.

This would mean the project, first announced in 2010, would resume without Singapore's participation. - The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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