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Malaysia and Singapore need at least three to four more bridges to facilitate traffic flow between the two countries, Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad said today. (NSTP/MOHAMAD SHAHRIL BADRI SAALI)
Malaysia and Singapore need at least three to four more bridges to facilitate traffic flow between the two countries, Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad said today. (NSTP/MOHAMAD SHAHRIL BADRI SAALI)

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Singapore need at least three to four more bridges to facilitate traffic flow between the two countries, Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad said today.

However, he said that Singapore is against the construction of any more bridges between the two neighbours “for reasons that he does not understand,” Bernama reported.

The two countries are currently connected by the Causeway and the Tuas Second Link.

Dr Mahathir cited Penang, which is set to build a third link between the island and the mainland – in the form of a subterranean tunnel – even though traffic flow in the state is much lower than that between Malaysia and Singapore.

“Even Penang, which has a smaller population than Singapore… (wants a another link between the island) and the mainland.

“Traffic (between Malaysia and Singapore) is much bigger than Penang’s.

“(But) we only have one causeway and a bridge. We need at least three to four more bridges,” he said during a question-and-answer session at the Invest Malaysia 2019 event here, today.

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