11 May 2015
The planned high-speed rail from Jurong East in Singapore to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is expected to shorten travel time to as little as 90 minutes. There will be seven stops in Malaysia and the 340km line is estimated to cost RM40 billion (S$14.8 billion) to build. The ambitious project is likely to impact the way Singaporeans and Malaysians live, play and do business. Consumer correspondent Jessica Lim and reporter Jasmine Osada speak to experts for some ideas.
… What about security?
HSR systems in Europe, such as the Eurostar that connects major cities like London and Paris, have loose border controls.
It would be different for the Singapore-Malaysia HSR, said Dr Wu Shang-su, a research fellow at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies.
… Dr Wu said: “As long as the Singapore authorities maintain a similar level of border control as they do at other checkpoints, the HSR is unlikely to pose considerable danger for Singapore.”
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Last updated on 18/11/2015