Being unable to meet Singapore's request for 'sand' and 'air space' were the primary reasons for going ahead with the half/scenic/crooked bridge and spending more than RM100 million so far.
Hence, if Malaysia had continued with the half-bridge, Johoreans' concerns about 'sand' and 'air space' would not have been compromised.
This reason for abandoning the bridge project does not gel even half-way.
So what is the real reason?
Irrespective of the reasons, someone is going to be legally richer by more than RM100 million of the taxpayers' money at a time when the taxpayers are being asked to pay a lot more for petrol/ diesel to meet government shortfalls.