Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and their wives. Photo: AFP

Not cancelled: Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail delayed in Mahathir U-turn

Work on the US$17 billion project will be postponed for two years rather than cancelled, as was suggested by the Malaysian prime minister in the aftermath of his shock election victory

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and their wives. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.