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Malaysia’s refusal to withdraw vessels from disputed maritime area “not conducive” to bilateral talks: Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan

The persistent presence of Malaysian vessels in the hotly disputed maritime area near Tuas is "not conducive" to the bilateral discussions between Malaysia and Singapore, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. Speaking to reporters after the signing ceremony for the Mid-Life Upgrading Works for North-East Line Trains on Monday (17 Dec), Mr Khaw said that another vessel has been spotted …

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”Wide range of alternative sources” for Singapore’s egg supply currently available: AVA

A "wide range of alternative sources" for Singapore’s egg supply is currently available, and that includes local farms, according to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Thursday (13 Dec). The authority’s statement was made in response to Malaysia's Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail’s announcement regarding the country’s plans to reduce or halt the export of …

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Malaysia-Singapore border disputes: Crown Prince of Johor hopes for “a win-win” situation; both nations should “not get entangled in unnecessary issues”

Malaysia and Singapore should resolve the ongoing border disputes in a way that will result in "a win-win situation" and "not get entangled in unnecessary issues," said the Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim. In a Facebook post on Thursday (Dec 13), he wrote: "On my right is Prem Singh from the Singapore Special Branch. He has …

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Singapore prepared to resolve maritime dispute via “appropriate international third-party dispute settlement procedure” should negotiations fail with Malaysia: MFA

Singapore is prepared to work with other signatories of the United Nations' Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to decide on the appropriate course of action regarding its ongoing maritime dispute with Malaysia. In its press release on Thursday (13 Dec), Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that while "Singapore believes that maritime boundary delimitation disputes are best resolved …

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Malaysia’s Transport Ministry “fully convinced” that CAAS could solve ILS issue “with some creativity”

The conflict surrounding Singapore's implementation of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) for Seletar Airport can be resolved with some "creativity" on the part of the Republic's Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS), said Malaysia's Ministry of Transport (MOT). Malay Mail reported that the MOT, in a statement on Wednesday (12 Dec), said that it is "fully convinced that with some creativity, the new ILS …

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Malaysia’s Transport Minister’s video “contains a few inaccuracies”: Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan

Singapore's Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has rebutted his Malaysian counterpart's stance on the Instrument Landing System (ILS) implemented at Seletar Airport, stating that the Republic's northern neighbour is using a "technical excuse" to push for a shift in the management of Pasir Gudang's airspace. Speaking to reporters at the Ministry of Transport on Wednesday (12 Dec), Mr Khaw added …

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“Seletar Airport is yours, but Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia is ours”: Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke to Singapore

"Hi Singapore, Seletar Airport is yours, but Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia is ours. So please hear us out." This was the friendly reminder given by Malaysia's Transport Minister Anthony Loke on Tuesday (11 Dec), which accompanied a video that was posted on his official Facebook page. The video begins with the question: "Why did Firefly suspend ALL its flights into Singapore after the airline …

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Malaysian vessels to remain in disputed maritime zone while negotiations are ongoing: Dr Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has declared that Malaysian vessels will remain present in the maritime territory that has become the subject of contention between Singapore and its northern neighbour. Speaking at a press conference at the Anti-Corruption Excellence Award at the Malaysian Institute of Integrity in Kuala Lumpur on Monday (Dec 10), Dr Mahathir said: "At the moment, …

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Malaysia’s Transport Ministry “prepared to release letters” regarding ILS, says Minister Anthony Loke

Singapore's Transport Ministry (MOT) has been criticised by its Malaysian counterpart for its allegedly "selective" disclosure of information regarding the Instrument Landing System (ILS) operated to and from Seletar Airport. Consequently, Malaysia's Transport Minister Anthony Loke has called upon Singapore's MOT to release the letters from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore …

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