SINGAPOREANS have heaped praise on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for pulling out of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project, The Independent reports.
Many took to social media to applaud the move; some even urged Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong to show the same boldness and scrap the Changi Airport Terminal 5 project.
Comments on the news portal’s Facebook page see many Singaporeans asking for the Changi airport project to be scrapped along with the HSR.
“Desperate times calls for desperate measures, it is at times like this Singapore government should be more understanding and supportive towards Malaysia, understand their situation, perhaps one day in the near future, this will be a reality.
“Going forth LHL should also scrap the idea of building Terminal 5, this is an unnecessary burden on the citizens,” Jan Singh posted.
Roger S.S. Lim thanked Dr Mahathir on behalf of Singaporeans whose views were not taken into account in the construction of the HSR.
“Thank you Tun for doing us Singaporeans the favour. Only you are able to abolish the HSR agreement for us. We Singaporeans were never consulted and we do not need the HSR”.
On Monday, Dr Mahathir announced Malaysia was scrapping the HSR, even at the cost of having to pay RM500 million to terminate the agreement, as it was “not a beneficial project”
Source : Malaysia Insight