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Response to Media Queries on the RTS Link Project

04 Apr 2019 Media Replies

1.     On 27 March 2019, Malaysia requested a 6-month deadline extension for Malaysia to respond to Singapore on matters related to the RTS Link Project, while Malaysia reviews the RTS Link Project’s scope, structure and costs previously agreed between the two countries.

2.     It is possible to defer project deadlines and review project parameters, provided it is done within the framework of the RTS Link Bilateral Agreement (BA) and subject to mutual consent of both countries. For example, Malaysia can request to suspend the RTS Link Project, as was done for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail Project. Alternatively, Malaysia can terminate the existing RTS Link BA and request to negotiate a fresh BA with Singapore.