SINGAPORE, Nov 30 ― Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says he wants to see more win-win cooperation with Malaysia with him and his Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak enjoying a “very good relationship”.
In an exclusive interview with Bernama at the Istana here Monday, Lee said he and Najib had been focused on bilateral relations and the leaders and people of both countries need to understand each better through more intimate interaction at all levels in order to appreciate each other’s perspective and views, coming as they do from two “very different countries”.
“The more we see one another, the more we work together on win-win cooperation, I think the better the propects for friendship and for harmonious relations,” he said of the state of ties now between the two countries which Najib had recently described as “never been better in our countries’ histories”.
He said the proposed High Speed Rail (HSR) linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore would not only bring economic benefits but would make it much easier for the people of both countries to go back and forth.
Lee described the HSR project as “very ambitious, complicated and expansive” whose success would depend very much on “good execution” by both governments.
He also spoke at length about the time-honoured Singapore recipe that has enabled the island state to always maintain its position as one of the world’s least-corrupt countries. ― Bernama