Malaysia to meet Singapore over Seletar airport issue

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday Malaysia will have discussions with Singapore on the dispute involving Malaysian airspace and the Seletar airport of the republic.

“The Cabinet has decided to have discussions with Singapore on the matter of the Seletar airport,” he told a press conference after chairing a meeting of the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council.

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah reportedly said on Tuesday that he and his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan would have a meeting on the matter on January 8.

Malaysia had objected to the use of the instrument landing system at Seletar airport because aircraft guided by the system would violate Malaysian airspace. The airport is just two kilometres from Pasir Gudang in Johor.