Dr M: Differences with Singapore will help us grow even faster

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad with his Singapore counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, during his official visit to Singapore in November. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today described the relationship between Malaysia and Singapore as being like twins.

“Malaysia and Singapore are like twins, except maybe the elder twin is a little bit bigger than the younger one.

“As with most countries, there will be differences and there will be competition between us.

“However, it will help us grow even faster,” he posted in his Facebook today.

Mahathir also thanked his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong for receiving him at the Asean Summit last month.

Earlier, Singapore Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan, in a statement today, claimed that Malaysian government vessels had been continually intruding into its territorial waters off Tuas, with 14 intrusions so far.

He also said Singapore had decided to extend the Singapore Port Limits off Tuas via Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port Limits) (Amendment) Notification 2018.