Dr M: Malaysia to meet Singapore over Seletar airport issue


  • Nation
  • Friday, 4 Jan 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia will have discussions with Singapore over the ongoing dispute involving Malaysian airspace and the republic's Seletar airport.

“The Cabinet has decided to have discussions with Singapore on the matter of the Seletar airport,” he told a press conference after chairing a meeting of the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council here Friday (Jan 4).

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah reportedly said on Tuesday (jan 1) that he and his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan would have a meeting on the matter on Jan 8.

Malaysia had objected to the use of the instrument landing system at Seletar airport because aircraft guided by the system would violate Malaysian airspace. The airport is just 2km from Pasir Gudang in Johor. - Bernama