Malaysia hopes to announce air traffic bubble with Singapore soon, says Wee

  • Sep 16, 2020
  • Free Malaysia Today

KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong hopes that Malaysia can announce an air traffic bubble with Singapore and other bilateral partners soon.

This was among the issues discussed during a courtesy call by Singapore’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, Vanu Gopala Menon, on Wee yesterday.

“We caught up and discussed a host of issues needing attention in order for both our countries to continue their people-to-people exchanges as soon as possible, in spite of the continuing pandemic concerns.

“The closely linked business communities on both sides urgently need to be able to commute back and forth with stringent SOPs in place,” he said in a posting on Facebook last night.

Wee said they also discussed the Malaysia-Singapore High Speed Rail 2.0 project, as both sides approach the Dec 31 deadline to ink the agreement.

He said the signing of the Johor Bahru-Woodlands RTS Link agreement on July 30 reflected a mutual commitment to boost bilateral ties.

Also present were Deputy Transport Minister Hasbi Habibollah and the ministry’s secretary-general, Isham Ishak.