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SIIA Director Nicholas Fang in Reuters: Singapore-Malaysia water issue is not just about money

26 Jun SIIA Director Nicholas Fang in Reuters: Singapore-Malaysia water issue is not just about money

SIIA Director of Security and Global Affairs Nicholas Fang was quoted by Reuters on the Singapore-Malaysia water issue. Here’s an excerpt from the article.

Water hazard: Malaysia’s belt-tightening resurrects age-old dispute with Singapore
by John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan

“It is not just about money. He (Mahathir) is a very canny statesman,” said Nicholas Fang, director of security and global affairs at think tank the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. “He knows how to put into place different levers that he can then pull to effect certain things.”

Full article: Water hazard: Malaysia’s belt-tightening resurrects age-old dispute with Singapore [Reuters, 26 June 2018]

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