JOINT PRESS STATEMENT BY
YAB TAN SRI MUHYIDDIN MOHD YASSIN
PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA
HIS EXCELLENCY MR LEE HSIEN LOONG
PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
KUALA LUMPUR – SINGAPORE HIGH SPEED RAIL (HSR) PROJECT
The Government of Malaysia and the Government of Singapore wish to provide an update on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR Project in view of the expiry of the suspension period of the HSR Project on 31 December 2020.
In light of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the Malaysian economy, the Government of Malaysia had proposed several changes to the HSR Project. Both Governments had conducted several discussions with regard to these changes and had not been able to reach an agreement. Therefore, the HSR Agreement had lapsed on 31 December 2020.
Both countries will abide by their respective obligations, and will now proceed with the necessary actions, resulting from this termination of the HSR Agreement.
Both countries remain committed to maintain good bilateral relations and cooperate closely in various fields, including strengthening the connectivity between the two countries.
PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
1 JANUARY 2021