Transport Minister Dr Wee wishes S'porean counterpart Khaw speedy recovery from dengue

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  • Friday, 24 Jul 2020

PETALING JAYA: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong wishes his Singaporean counterpart Khaw Boon Wan a speedy recovery after the latter was hospitalised with dengue fever.

Dr Wee thanked Khaw for the efforts he had put in so that both countries can finally conclude the agreement for the Rapid Transit System (RTS) link project by the end of this month.

"We received the news with concern that Khaw had been admitted for treatment for dengue. Wishing His Excellency a speedy recovery and lots of rest.

"Have a good rest, Your Excellency, I look forward to meeting you on the Causeway during the RTS Link signing ceremony on the 30th," he said in a Facebook post Friday (July 24).

The post had garnered more than 500 likes as of 4pm Friday.

It was reported that Khaw had contracted dengue fever, according to his office on Thursday (July 23), following his admission to an isolation ward.

Khaw, who retired from politics in June, had said in a Facebook post around noon Thursday that his temperature had "shot up" ahead of a signing ceremony to finalise the RTS Link project between Singapore and Malaysia.

"I started my career in the Health Ministry. After 42 years, I would not expect to exit the stage in bed as a patient," said Khaw, posting a picture of himself in hospital.

Khaw's office later confirmed that he had tested negative for Covid-19.

The RTS project will cover 4km of rail linking Bukit Chagar in Johor Baru and Woodlands in Singapore, with the capacity to ferry 10,000 passengers per hour per direction.

The cost of the project was estimated at RM3.7bil from RM3.16bil projected earlier, after taking into account the cost for the relocation of the depot from Singapore to Johor Baru.

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