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M’sia, S’pore to look at iconic projects in Iskandar corridor

By Sunday April 12th, 2009 No Comments

PATTAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Malaysia and Singapore will look into one or two iconic projects within the Iskandar Malaysia region in Johor to symbolise the cooperation between the two nations.

The two leaders who were here to attend an Asean summit with their dialogue partners decided to have lunch when the summit got scuttled by anti government protestors.

“Lee decided to have lunch with me, just the two of us.

“It was positive. It was more of a chat, an informal way to get to know each other, and work closely,” Najib told Malaysian reporters before departing for home.

He said Lee had invited him to visit Singapore.

On his bilateral meeting with Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva earlier in the day, Najib confirmed that Malaysia had sent back the 131 Thai citizens who fled southern Thailand after violence escalated in the province four years ago.

“Thailand is grateful we sent back all 131 Thais. They went back through Datuk Mustapa Mohamed’s constituency (Jeli) quite recently.

“So that episode has ended,” he added.

Najib also said that Abhisit thanked the Malaysian government for providing assistance in skills training for southern Thais.

He said Abhsiit emphasised bilateral relation with Malaysia was of utmost importance being its immediate neighbour Najib said Abhisit also spoke about developments in southern Thailand and that the Thai government was more conciliatory when dealing with its people in the south.

Source : The Star

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