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Johor Causeway to open 18 hours daily from Nov 29 to ease cross-border cargo transport

Representatives from the country’s logistics and transport operators have met with the Transport Ministry to sort out congestion issues during cargo movement to Singapore. In a FB post on Fri, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong…

Over 1,400 people to travel from Johor to Singapore in land VTL’s first week, says MB

Some 1,440 people are expected to be able to travel between Johor and Singapore in the first week of the implementation of the land VTL here. Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said that the state government is…

Land crossing between Singapore and Johor to open on Nov 29

Malaysia’s land border with Singapore will reopen Nov 29 to coincide with the VTL between KLIA and Changi Airport. Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said the decision was the result of discussions, which also decided the land…

Rise of Covid-19 cases in Singapore shouldn’t halt discussions on reopening of border, says Johor MB

The increase in Covid-19 cases in Singapore should not stop the island republic from discussing the reopening of the border with Malaysia and Johor, says Datuk Hasni Mohammad. The Mentri Besar said that he hoped Singapore would consider…

Most of MWS Christalite Methodist Home Covid-19 cases either asymptomatic or have mild symptoms

The residents of Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) Christalite Methodist Home who tested positive for Covid-19 are recovering at hospitals and community care facilities. Its spokesman told ST on Mon that infected employees are recovering at government quarantine facilities.…

Saifuddin: Malaysia, Singapore discussing possibility of reopening borders soon

Malaysia and Singapore are discussing the possibility of reopening their borders soon, says Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. The Foreign Minister assured lawmakers in Dewan Rakyat after several of them raised the plight of Malaysians who have not seen their…

Johor to submit proposal to reopen border with Singapore, says MB

Johor will be submitting its proposal to Putrajaya to open up the border with Singapore through the DCA, says Datuk Hasni Mohammad. The Mentri Besar added that the matter was agreed upon during the state security special committee…

‘Integration of Two’ is the chosen one

The winning facade design for the Bukit Chagar station of the RTS Link between JB and Singapore is inspired by the centuries-old relationship between the two places. This came to light yesterday as MRT Corp Sdn Bhd unveiled…

Works on JB-S’pore RTS project in Bukit Chagar expected to start on Nov 22

Works on the JB-Singapore RTS station project in Bukit Chagar here is expected to start in the last week of this month. The station, which would connect JB to Woodlands in Singapore, will be launched virtually on Nov…

Johor to present case on reopening border with Singapore to EAC

Johor will present its case to Putrajaya on reopening Malaysia’s border with Singapore as soon as possible. Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said that the state government would table its plan to EAC on Oct 19. “I…

Johor looking to build 350m pedestrian passageway along the Causeway

Johor is waiting for the Federal Government to approve a RM30mil allocation to build a 350m roofed pedestrian walkway along the 1km Causeway. State works, transportation and infrastructures committee chairman Solihan Badri said Singapore had indicated interest in…

Health Minister: Govt looking at fully reopening M’sia-S’pore in January

Malaysia Health Ministry is looking at the possibility of fully reopening the Malaysia-Singapore border for daily commuters in Jan. Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said on Fri that the recovery MCO period over the next four months…

Johor wants to provide free shuttle bus from CIQ complex to border with Singapore

The Johor government will be sending a proposal to the Federal government to run a free shuttle bus service for pedestrians between the CIQ Sultan Iskandar Building (BSI) here and the border with Singapore. Johor Public Works, Infrastructure…

JB-Singapore RTS project to begin in November, says Johor MB

Work on the JB-Singapore Transit Link System (RTS) project is expected to start this Nov, says Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad. He said Malaysia and Singapore would be signing the agreement on the project, linking JB and…

Hishammuddin: Announcement on Malaysia-S’pore border opening expected early August

Malaysia and Singapore are expected to reach a firm decision early next month on the reopening of its borders under the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) categories, following fruitful discussions on the matter. Foreign…

HSR deferred again until end of the year, says Azmin

Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to extend the deferment of the KL-Singapore HSR project until the end of the year, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. On Sun, the Intl Trade and Industry Minister said both…

Deadline extended for RTS link bilateral agreement

The bilateral discussions on the JB-Singapore RTS link project has been extended by three months, says Malaysia’s Transport Ministry. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said many economic and social sectors had been adversely affected due…

Dr M: I don’t know why S’pore rejects proposal for new bridge

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed “bewilderment” over Singapore’s rejection of Malaysia’s proposal to build a new bridge to solve the long-standing congestion problem at the Johor Causeway. The PM said Singapore had adopted this stand despite enjoying…

Loke: Malaysia will meet extended RTS deadline of Oct 31

Malaysia will meet its extended deadline set by Singapore, which is until the end of this month, on RTS. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the announcement made by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng during the tabling of Budget…

RTS decision deadline extended

The deadline for Malaysia to decide on the RM4bil RTS project to link JB and Singapore has been extended by one more month. It is learnt that the Malaysian government made the request for the extension during a…

Catholic pre-schools in Singapore to be managed centrally

Amid falling enrolment in church-run pre-schools, the Catholic Church is acting to support the 12 centres under its charge. It will from next year start a company limited by guarantee – a non-profit organisation – to manage all…

Neighbour from hell makes family’s life a misery

A family in Singapore are said to be tiptoeing around their home or risk enraging their neighbour who will pound on the wall that separates their apartments if he hears so much as a drop of a pen,…

Consultants appointed for HSR project

MyHSR Corp has appointed Minconsult and EY as the technical advisory consultant (TAC) and commercial advisory consultant (CAC) respectively for the KL-Singapore HSR project. MyHSR Corp, its TAC and CAC will now proceed to review the proposed changes…

Dr M: Govt will try to claim RTS land, will buy back if Johor Sultan paid for it

The government will try to claim the land in Bukit Chagar for the RTS project with Singapore before considering to purchase it as the property is purportedly in the name of the Johor Sultan, says Tun Dr Mahathir…

Six months to a better idea on easing jams at Causeway

The Malaysian government will get a clearer picture within the next six months on ways to overcome congestion at the Causeway. Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said both countries had discussed the overcrowding at the Causeway in…

Dr M: Malaysia does not need high-speed rail… for now

Malaysia does not feel that a HSR system is necessary for now, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The PM said the country’s main focus right now would be to improve its existing track system through electrification and double-tracking.…

Loke: Govt requested six months’ extension from Singapore over RTS project

The Malaysian government has requested a six-month extension from Singapore to make a decision on JB-Singapore RTS Link project, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke. “We are asking for more time from Singapore for us to study other options.…

Saifuddin: Singapore Foreign Minister’s remarks on water agreement ‘reckless’

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah fired a salvo against his Singaporean counterpart, calling the remarks made by the latter on the raw water agreement by both countries “reckless.” Saifudin said he was shocked when his counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan…

Johor has plans to become self-sufficient for treated water

The state government has plans to be self-sufficient without the need to purchase treated water from Singapore. Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said the state had its own plans, which would be finalised soon. We have a…

Saifuddin: Talks on raw water price review started last month

Negotiations on the review of the price of raw water supplied by Malaysia to Singapore started last month, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. The talks were being undertaken by AG Tommy Thomas and his Singaporean counterpart. “We…

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