Tag: bilateral relations

Praise for New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern … on PM Lee’s post

Singapore -- People online have commended New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her handling of the country's Covid-19 crisis ... on a recent Facebook post of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. They add that there is much Singapore can learn from that country. Mr Lee posted...

RTS rail link connecting JB to Woodlands delayed another 3 months due to coronavirus

Singapore—A further delay of three months has been agreed upon by Malaysia and Singapore to reach an agreement on the 4.2 km RTS link project that would connect Johor Bahru to Singapore’s Woodlands district due to the current coronavirus crisis. This was announced by...

Singapore strengthens cooperation with Suzhou industrial developments

Lan Shaomin, Communist Party's Secretary to Suzhou, visited Singapore this week to strengthen ties and cooperation following the 25-year success of the Suzhou Industrial Park. The China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) was Lee Kuan Yew's first government project with former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. Lan addressed...

High-level delegation to bilateral cooperation meeting in China composed of only 4G leaders

Chongqing—The team of officials currently on a visit to China for the 15th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation, are all members of the fourth generation (4G) of Singapore’s leaders. The co-chairman of the council, which is the highest-level bilateral platform between Singapore and China, is Deputy...

Anwar: It is important for us to be on “best of terms” with Singapore, amidst contentious issues

Singapore—Despite the thorny issues between Singapore and Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim still considers the former “a great neighbour and friend,” and believes that it is mutually beneficial to work together based on trust. Speaking at a plenary session of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association Meeting...

Malaysia will take back delegated airspace over southern Johor in stages— Transport Minister

Kuala Lumpur—Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke said on Sunday, April 21, that the country intends to re-take the airspace from Singapore around southern Johor in stages starting from the latter part of 2019 through the next four years to 2023. He emphasised the importance for...

At end of China visit, DPM Teo highlights good relations and commonalities between Singapore and China

Yan’an, Shaanxi: At the end of his six-day visit to China, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean emphasized the similarities between Singapore and China, even if the former is much smaller in size than the latter. DPM Teo also noted the good ties between the...

PM Lee to meet with Dr Mahathir at Singapore-Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat on April 8-9

Singapore— After its postponement last November, the meeting between Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad is finally happening on April 8 and 9. Channel NewsAsia reported that in an email, a spokesman from the Ministry of Foreign...

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...