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Malaysia, Singapore suspend port limit extensions

Published on 14 Mar 2019 4:09:09 PM

Malaysia and Singapore will both temporarily suspend their respective port limit extensions that triggered a maritime border dispute last year in order to facilitate negotiations for a settlement.

In a joint press conference by Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and Singapore counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan, both said the suspension was one of five recommendations by the Working Group formed on both sides to resolve the maritime issues. 

On the 1962 Water Agreement, Balakrishnan said the matter had been discussed and that the ministers have differing views on the right to review.