Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suspended work on the high-speed rail between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore for two years, effectively stalling the progress of Jurong district, in the city state’s west. Photo: AFP

Jurong, Singapore’s 2nd CBD, hits a high-speed rail buffer: it’s called Mahathir

The Lion City hopes the industrial district of Jurong can relive its 1960s heyday as a shining beacon of economic success. But Malaysia’s mixed signals on the rail project leave those plans facing delays, if not derailment

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suspended work on the high-speed rail between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore for two years, effectively stalling the progress of Jurong district, in the city state’s west. Photo: AFP
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