SINGAPORE — June 25, 2018: The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs has categorically stated that the 1962 Water Agreement is a fundamental one that was guaranteed by both governments in the 1965 Separation Agreement which was registered with the United Nation.
Hence, both sides must comply fully with all the provisions of these agreements, said a ministry statement today in response to media queries on Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s comments on the water supply deal with the republic.
In an interview with Bloomberg Television Mahathir had criticised the deal as “too costly” and that “water is among issues with Singapore that we need to settle”.
“We will sit down and talk with them, like civilised people,” he was quoted as saying. — Bernama