Singapore imported 59 million tonnes of sand from Malaysia in 2018, at a cost of US$347 million. Photo: Reuters Singapore imported 59 million tonnes of sand from Malaysia in 2018, at a cost of US$347 million. Photo: Reuters
Singapore imported 59 million tonnes of sand from Malaysia in 2018, at a cost of US$347 million. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia

Malaysia draws a line over sea sand exports – but says ban wasn’t aimed at Singapore

  • The Mahathir administration says it stopped exporting sea sand to any countries last year over environmental concerns
  • The government is trying to downplay a report saying the embargo was in response to neighbouring Singapore’s vast reclamation plans

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Singapore imported 59 million tonnes of sand from Malaysia in 2018, at a cost of US$347 million. Photo: Reuters Singapore imported 59 million tonnes of sand from Malaysia in 2018, at a cost of US$347 million. Photo: Reuters
Singapore imported 59 million tonnes of sand from Malaysia in 2018, at a cost of US$347 million. Photo: Reuters
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