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Singapore-Kuala Lumpur HSR Discussions
(28 May 2018, 08:06 PM)A380Lover Wrote:   Show/Hide

Because they cannot earn money from it?
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(01 June 2018, 05:44 PM)pianpore888 Wrote:   Show/Hide

The problem is, the PM announced that HSR would not benefit the country. If let’s say they put aside their Budget in building the HSR, they end up getting nothing in the end. On the other end, you probably had knew that Malaysia has a huge debt of loans already. Problem is, they have to start reviewing or cancelling mega projects one by one, so that the debt won’t be so much.
(01 June 2018, 06:14 PM)Kitaro62 Wrote:   Show/Hide

A bit of politics in here, however...PM Najib Razak said it would benefit but PM Mahathir said it wouldnt  Dodgy

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Recently, the Chinese media made a very good point about the HSR cancellation.

Point: Between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, the only developed areas are Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The rest are just plantations. And the HSR would run on elevated viaducts across the plantations. That’s why the costs is so high, even higher than the HSR at Taiwan. (0:22 to 2:43)

On Singapore, maybe the consequence is that we have to re-draw the plans for the Jurong Lake District and areas along the HSR in Singapore, and do the administrative matters relating to the cancellation of the HSR.

But if you think about it, it’s because of projects like the HSR that’s why our GST will increase from 7% to 9%, among other things that will be imposed in future to collect more money from us.

If the HSR is cancelled, actually it’s good for Singapore as there would be less financial burden on us and maybe there would be less reasons for the government to collect more money from us than what it is currently collecting.
I highly doubt the GST has anything to do with the HSR. 
there are dozens of different things that will need an increase in GST, such as an ageing populace. so HSR being planned to open around the same time as GST increasing is highly coincidental. I doubt the SG government will not increase the GST around that time.

but still, on the topic of HSR being cancelled, I think we should wait till SG's MOT got confirmation from MY's MOT to declare it as shelved... so far the only words are from Mahathir and from what news from the new government seems to be all in the moment.

In the new Era of transport, nothing has changed, at least visibly. Disruption still a regular, and perhaps the bus is slow and safe...
According to PM Dr. Mahathir recently, the HSR between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, will not be scrapped yet. Instead, the project will be postponed to a later date, as Malaysia could not afford the cost of HSR.

Malaysia and Singapore agreed to deferred the HSR project:

Malaysia's Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali said that High-Speed Rail (HSR) project will postpone to a future date without any compensation.

Singapore and Malaysia had sign an agreement that KL-SG HSR construction project postpone till May 2020 and will complete by Jan 2031, instead of Dec, 2026.
If it is powered by overhead wires, the Singapore section will be underground as Singapore doesn't allow overhead wires outside.
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