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Singapore and Malaysia to Resume Talks on Maritime Boundaries


Devdiscourse News Desk Singapore
Updated: 09-04-2019 17:14 IST
Singapore and Malaysia to Resume Talks on Maritime Boundaries

Singapore and Malaysia will resume talks on maritime boundaries next month. Image Credit: Max Pixel

Singapore and Malaysia will resume talks on maritime boundaries. At a joint press conference at Perdana Putra, Singapore prime minister Lee highlight that both countries have suspended the extensions of their overlapping port limits and ceased anchoring government vessels in the area. He said they are willing to commence negotiations on boundary delimitation in a month. "The relationship between our two countries is rooted in our long history and strong family and business ties. This remains unchanged with the new Malaysian government."

Lee said he also raised the water issue with the Malaysian Prime Minister. "The first is pollution of the Johor River. PUB's waterworks at Kota Tinggi had shut down last week because of high ammonia levels. The source of the pollution was traced to a palm oil mill in Sedenak.

If Johor River suffers an incident like that, it will be disastrous for both countries." Lee said the other issue was a long-term sustainable yield of the Johor River. He highlighted that both countries are interested to work together to ensure sustainable water supply because this will reduce the potential for conflict in the future.

COUNTRY : Singapore

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