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Malaysia will resolve disputes based on law, says Mahathir

2018-12-09 09:34:52       source:The Straits Times

December 9, 2018

PETALING JAYA • Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday that his country will sit down with Singapore to resolve maritime and airspace boundary disputes based on the law, pointing out that the Republic had agreed to negotiations on the matter.

Asked whether he is concerned that the issue would strain bilateral ties, Tun Dr Mahathir said: "A lot of people announce their borders off and on, and that causes a lot of disputes, so we will settle the disputes based on legal provisions and our rights."

He was speaking to reporters yesterday after a meeting of the leaders of the ruling Pakatan Harapan alliance.

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