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    Asia Embraces Bullet Trains as Singapore-Malaysia Deal Looms

    Asia is embracing bullet trains like never before. Singapore and Malaysia are set to sign an agreement Tuesday that will bring a high-speed rail link to Kuala Lumpur one step closer to reality. That follows a $5.5 billion project already underway in Indonesia while India last year chose Japan to build a $15 billion network, its first. Asian nations are modernizing their transport infrastructure while China has set up the world’s biggest high-speed rail network. Japan has been running bullet trains for more than five decades now. As countries embrace the latest technology, it’s also pitting Chinese and Japanese manufacturers...
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    Singapore to match any increase in Malaysia’s tolls

    The Republic will continue to match any increase in Malaysia’s tolls, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Monday (Jul 11). He said this long-standing policy is to ensure Malaysia takes into consideration Singapore’s response whenever it plans to raise tolls. Mr Khaw was responding to a question in Parliament on whether the ministry will adjust the Vehicle Entry Permit fee and toll charges for vehicles entering Singapore. The question came in response to Malaysia’s intention to charge 20 ringgit for each foreign vehicle entering Johor from Singapore. Mr Khaw said Singapore has consistently advocated open and liberal transport...
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    Passengers should pay more for KLIA, klia2 services?

    Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) Managing Director Badlisham Ghazali said a review is long overdue on the passenger service charges (PSC) at both KLIA and klia2. Badlisham, 54, who joined MAHB from the Multimedia Development Corporation in 2014, said this in the hope that the newly-established Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) would review the PSC, The Edge Weekly reported. “We invested RM4 billion in the new airport,” Badlisham told the business publication, adding that the PSC is “not based on costs or service levels to some degree.” Mavcom have reportedly agreed to do a review on aeronautical charges, which covers...
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KL Expat Malaysia (KLEM) is an initiative of British Expat Stuart Yeomans since 2010. Our goal is to run and promote exclusive happening events throughout Kuala Lumpur. We hold dozens of events that range from simple networking events, through sporting events and charity car drives. Our goal is to always help the local community and support the expat and Malaysian ties. Find out more about us here.