HSR plans still on track

THE cancellation of the KL-Singapore HSR (High-Speed Rail) project has garnered much attention, including in the media. I would like to offer some perspectives on the thinking that underpinned the decisions that were made regarding this matter.

It is a well established fact that the economies of Malaysia and Singapore share complex competition and interdependencies. Malaysia had early on recognised that closer integration of the two capital cities, along with the dynamic southern region of the country, would accelerate investments and industrial development.

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