- Leaders from Malaysia and Singapore have agreed on temporary measures to de-escalate maritime, airspace disagreements between the two countries
- A Malaysian government vessel that was stationed in waters claimed by Singapore as part of its port limits has also been withdrawn
Leaders from Malaysia and Singapore have agreed on temporary measures to defuse recent disputes over airspace and maritime territory that have threatened to escalate in recent weeks.
The measures were agreed upon at a bilateral meeting that took place between the foreign ministers of both countries on 8 January in Singapore. Measures that will be taken include an immediate suspension of the restricted airspace enacted by Putrajaya in December 2018 over the southern Malaysian state of Johor, and the establishment of a working group of senior officials to examine the dispute over port limits in western Singapore.