Malaysia and Singapore to consider arbitration to resolve long-standing water issue amicably

Published on 9 Apr 2019 4:17:18 PM

The prime ministers of Malaysia and Singapore have pledged to resolve the matter amicably, despite differing positions on the right to review the price of water under the 1962 agreement.

Both Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong agreed for the Attorney-Generals of Malaysia and Singapore to discuss the differing positions.

The statement was issued following the annual Malaysia-Singapore leaders’ retreat, which was held at the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya on Tuesday.