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M’sia, S’pore joint implementation team meets


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 29 Aug 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: The second meeting of the Malaysia-Singapore Joint Implementation Team (MSJIT) held in Singapore saw fruitful discussions by both sides over two days from Aug 26, according to a press statement.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and his Singaporean counterpart George Yeo said in the joint press statement that the meeting discussed the implementation details arising from the agreement reached between Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong at the Leaders' Retreat in Singapore on May 24.

"It was agreed that the next MSJIT meeting would be held after (Malaysian) Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's visit to Singapore in September 2010," the statement said.

The Malaysian delegation to the MSJIT meeting was led by Foreign Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa the Singapore team by the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peter Ho.

During the Leaders' Retreat, Malaysia agreed, among other things, to move the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) station in Tanjong Pagar to the Woodlands Train Checkpoint (WTCP) by July 1, 2011.

Malaysia will also co-locate its railway customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) facilities at the WTCP.

A rapid transit system link between Tanjung Puteri in Johor Baharu and Singapore, aimed at enhancing connectivity between the two countries, is to be jointly developed. - Bernama

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