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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Mahathir: There is plan for third link with Singapore

Singapore is now linked to Malaysia through the Causeway and the Second Link bridge. (Bernama pic)
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said there is “some” plan to build a third link with Singapore, amid reports that Johor was in talks to build a bridge that could be completed in three or four years.
Singapore is currently linked to Johor through a very busy Causeway to the north and a bridge from the western part of the island state.
Asked about a plan to build a third link, Mahathir told reporters in Kuala Lumpur: “There is some plan in the offing … there is already some plan.” He did not provide any further details.
Singapore officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Star newspaper quoted Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian as saying the state government was in talks with a company about the third link project, which could be built in the next three to four years.
Mahathir’s comment comes after he took aim at a series of infrastructure projects with China and with Singapore that had been pushed by his predecessor, Najib Razak, whom he drove from office in a surprise election victory in May.
Mahathir has suspended plans for a high-speed rail link from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. -FMT

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