KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia will sign an agreement with Singapore on Wednesday to defer a planned high-speed rail link between the two countries, a person in Malaysia's government told Reuters, potentially ending months of uncertainty surrounding the project.
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said upon election in May that he intended to cancel the project as part of a review of multi-billion dollar projects approved by the previous administration.
A media invitation sent on Wednesday said a supplementary letter will be signed at 0600 GMT by Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali and Singapore Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan.
The invitation did not state the purpose of the letter signing beyond it being related to the rail project.
A person in Malaysia's government who was familiar with the discussions said the announcement would be about deferment of the project. The person gave no further details.