Sunday, May 26

Former foreign minister comments on Malaysia-Singapore ties


KUALA LUMPUR: Former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman yesterday advised all the relevant parties not to indulge in any provocative action that could undermine the good relations between Malaysia and Singapore.

He said those who did not have a proper understanding of the background of Malaysia-Singapore ties should not make any comment without considering the consequences of such action.

“Singapore is one of Malaysia’s partners and a close ally in championing a common stand on multilateral and international issues. These values and elements should be taken into account in establishing a healthy diplomatic relationship,” he said in a press statement.

Anifah, who is the independent MP for Kimanis (Sabah), said he felt he had to give his views on the matter which had seen much play in the media of the two countries lately.

Malaysia and Singapore are in the process of resolving disputes over airspace and maritime boundaries.

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said in Putrajaya on Wednesday that Malaysia-Singapore relations remained good despite the need for further discussions on several matters. — Bernama