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Malaysia, Singapore ink MoU on high-speed rail

Staff Writer | July 19, 2016
Malaysia and Singapore signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the long-anticipated high-speed rail linking the two countries.
Malaysia Singapore train
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The signing was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, a significant milestone since the project was first announced in 2013.

The signing of MoU will be followed by detailed negotiations and officials say a formal bilateral agreement is expected to be signed by the end of the year.

Najib wrote on his blog on Monday that the high-speed rail will enhance people-to-people ties and improve business linkages between the two countries.

The proposed high-speed rail is expected to cut the traveling time between the Malaysian capital and the city state to 90 minutes.