Malaysia and Singapore are like twins — PM Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 6): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today described the relationship between Malaysia and Singapore as "like twins".

“Malaysia and Singapore are like twins, except maybe the elder twin is a little bit bigger than the younger one.

“As with most countries, there will be differences and there will be competition between us. However it will help us grow even faster,” he posted in his Facebook page today.

Dr Mahathir also thanked his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong for receiving him at the ASEAN Summit last month.

Earlier, Singapore Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan in a statement claimed that Malaysian Government Vessels have been continually intruding into its Territorial Waters off Tuas with 14 intrusions so far.

He also said Singapore has decided to extend the Singapore Port Limits off Tuas via Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port Limits) (Amendment) Notification 2018.