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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 16) — Malaysia’s southern Johor state seeks to revive a so-called crooked bridge project to link Singapore, its Chief Minister Osman Sapian said Tuesday.
The project, first proposed by then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in 2003, was junked by his successor Abdullah Badawi. Now, after the nonagenarian Mahathir wrested power in a shock May electoral outcome, talks of reviving the project has gathered pace.
“We will try to build a third bridge,” Osman said. “During a meeting with the Prime Minister last month, he quite agreed.”
Osman’s comments were in response to a query whether Johor is lobbying for federal funding for major development projects ahead of the national budget announcement due on Nov 2.
– By Gan Pei Ling
– Edited By Abhrajit Gangopadhyay