PM Lee Hsien Loong to meet Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya in November

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is scheduled to meet Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the latter country’s administrative capital of Putrajaya next month at a leaders’ retreat, reported The Straits Times.

The visit is expected to take place around 10 days after Dr Mahathir’s visit to Singapore for the ASEAN Summit, which will be held over a span of five days, starting 11 Nov.

PM Lee acknowledged that despite contentious issues such as the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) issue, bilateral relations between Singapore and Malaysia are stable.

“We worked out a two-year deferment for the HSR project, and that was a constructive resolution of what could have been a spiky dispute,” he said.

“I hope that at the retreat, we will be able to look ahead, to discuss win-win opportunities in order to deepen our cooperation and friendship.”

Previously, PM Lee made his first official visit to Putrajaya since Dr Mahathir’s second tenure as Malaysia’s Prime Minister on 19 May, nine days after the latter was sworn in as the neighbouring nation’s seventh Prime Minister.