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    As the haze continued to worsen air quality in the  Klang Valley, the government said yesterday it was prepared to deploy its firefighting aerial waterbomber to assist Indonesian authorities tackle forest fires there. “We are prepared to send our Bombardier aircraft to Sumatra to help put out the forest fires that have been responsible for the cross-border haze,” Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said. He said the National Security Council was in the state of full preparedness to assist in the operation. “We did the same last year. This year, we are just waiting...
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    Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed line to open in 2026

    The governments of Malaysia and Singapore signed a memorandum of understanding on July 19 setting out how the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail Project is to be developed for opening by around 2026. The MoU covers technical parameters, the commercial model, border procedures, the regulatory framework and project management, and also reiterates the governments’ commitment to open tendering designed to encourage participation from worldwide suppliers. The MoU is the result of extensive discussions between the transport authorities of the two countries, and is to be followed by a legally-binding bilateral agreement which is expected to be signed...
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