Tag: 1962 Water Agreement

Malaysian government adviser says Singapore may be trying to stall for time on water dispute

Malaysia's senior government advisor Daim Zainuddin commends Singapore’s willingness to hold talks with Malaysia regarding the contentious water issue but warns that Singapore may be employing delaying tactics as the small island nation prepares to become self-sufficient when it comes to potable water. When interviewed...

PM Lee and Dr M open to 3rd party arbitration to address water woes

Kuala Lumpur—With water possibly the most contentious issue within bilateral relations, the Prime Ministers of Singapore and Malaysia said at their first Leaders’ Summit that they are willing to consider third-party arbitration as each side airs its views concerning the price of water that...

Water issue woes: Netizens on both sides of the Causeway have their say

SINGAPORE -- Since the water issue is at boiling point, netizens from both countries have been weighing in and expressing their opinions on the matter. Some Singaporeans have applauded their government's firm stance, in the context of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' statement that “Singapore has...

Economy vs Sovereignty: the Singapore-Malaysia water issue

Singapore — Of all the pressing issues between Singapore and Malaysia, the one that is blowing hottest at the moment is the water issue -- the price of raw water sold from the Malaysian state of Johor to Singapore, and back to Johor as...

Malaysian Foreign Minister says Vivian Balakrishnan’s comments regarding water issue are “reckless”

Kuala Lumpur—The Foreign Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, was evidently unhappy with how his Singaporean counterpart deemed the water agreement between the two countries, calling Dr Vivian Balakrishnan’s words as “reckless.” Malaysia pointed out how Dr Balakrishnan criticized Malaysia in three ways: "First, he accused...

Chief Minister Osman Sapian says Johor will stop relying on Singapore for treated water

Johor Bahru – The state government of Johor has plans to become self-sufficient in terms of treated water supply without the need to purchase from Singapore. The Chief Minister of Johor, Osman Sapian, shocked many with his announcement that his state has “plans” to cease...

Vivian Balakrishnan: Dr. Mahathir calling 1962 Water Agreement ‘morally wrong’ are strong words intended to rouse public opinion

Singapore – During his ministry’s Committee of Supply debate on Friday, March 1, Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan called out Dr. Mahathir’s comments on the 1962 Water Agreement as “strong, emotive words no doubt intended to rouse public opinion.” Member of Parliament Vikram Nair brought...

Malaysia to push SG for review of water price, current rate ‘unreasonable’

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently cited that Malaysia will be negotiating with Singapore to pay a more realistic water price with regard to current economic conditions. In the current situation, the Malaysian prime minister noted Singapore’s water payment of 3 sen per 1,000...

Revival of water talks, price of raw water to S’pore still too cheap, says Malaysian PM

Malaysian PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad said, “We are of the view that the price of 3 sen for 1,000 gallons of raw water was decided in 1926. At that time, the value of 1 sen could buy a lot of goods, but now with...

Additional treated water supplied from Singapore upon request from Johor from Jan 2-4

In response to a request from Johor, Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB), its National Water Agency, supplied additional treated water over the past week. The request was made due to a disruption in production because of pollution to the river catchment. The PUB said on...