Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Far from a ‘debt trap’, China’s belt and road allows countries like Myanmar to leapfrog poverty


Andre Wheeler says Western critics overlook the holistic and long-term benefits that China’s multilateral infrastructure investment programme brings to countries like Myanmar. What’s more, they aren’t offering any alternatives

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Singapore stands by its HSR and water pact obligations, says Vivian


Singapore yesterday reiterated that upholding international law and respecting the sanctity of international agreements is a tenet basic to its foreign policy.

Malaysia chose not to review water pact in 1987, says Vivian


KL didn't ask for revision then as it would have affected price of water sold to Johor

Monday, 9 July 2018

Singapore will honour 1962 Water Agreement, expects Malaysia to do the same


Singapore will fully honour the terms of the 1962 Water Agreement with Malaysia, including the price of water stipulated in it, and expects Malaysia also to do so, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said on Monday.

Singapore has spent S$250m on HSR project; to lay out S$40m more by December


Singapore has already spent more than S$250 million on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project, and is likely to expend another S$40 million or so by year-end, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan revealed in Parliament on Monday.