UPDATED 3.10PM | The gov't is studying on privatising the project, says transport minister.
The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act was passed yesterday.
UPDATED 12.20PM | His private secretary says this is on condition that the project must proceed immediately to ease commuting at the border.
The price increased by RM1.3b after realignment, with 13 percent of the total project cost to compensate the Johor ruler.
We are hoping to get back US$7 billion, he adds.
He hopes the two countries will be 'on the best of terms' despite the contentious issues.
He brushes off PM's 'noise' on airspace, maritime borders and water as just politics.
It says Kelvin Tay had wrongly claimed Malaysia had a current account deficit.
UPDATED 5.09PM | Speculations have been rife that he will be the next prime minister.
According to Loke, gov't is working on a supplementary agreement and other cost-cutting options.
UPDATED 5PM | Saifuddin Abdullah says the next phase involving price modality will be a 'difficult one'.
Reporters Without Borders criticises Singapore’s new law for its loose wording and for giving ministers ‘absolute power’ to define truth.
Mahathir announces this after the two-day retreat between leaders from M'sia and S'pore.
UPDATED 4.55PM | Cost reduction measures will be discussed with the republic before lifting of suspension period in May 2020.
UPDATED 6PM | The S'pore premier recounts how he tried to ‘turn things around’ when bilateral ties were not going in the right direction.
They are expected to discuss unresolved bilateral issues during the retreat.
The suspension is based on working group recommendation, says S'pore gov't.
Its Foreign Affairs Ministry says it has not received 'any communication or information' from M'sia on Johor Straits project.
PM says the issues, including water problems, maritime and aerospace borders, will be discussed in a 'friendly' manner.
The study is being conducted with cooperation of Span and Johor gov't.
PM says Malaysia is already selling gas at a 'very good' subsidised price.
This is so M'sia can figure out a way to reduce cost of the project.
MB says talks will be held with three ministries to find a long-term fix to traffic woes.