In response to media queries on Malaysian property development projects involving reclamation works in the Straits of Johor, the MFA Spokesman said:

“Given Johor’s close proximity to Singapore, we are naturally concerned about any possible transboundary impact on Singapore from property development projects that involve reclamation works in the Straits of Johor.  There are also international obligations for both Malaysia and Singapore authorities to work closely on such matters.  We have asked the Malaysian authorities to provide more information so that we can undertake a study as soon as possible on the impacts of these reclamation works on Singapore and the Straits.  They have agreed to do so and we hope to receive the information soon.”

 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

21 JUNE 2014