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Singapore: Malaysia to bear 'consequences' of actions at sea

AP  |  Singapore 

Singapore's says there will be "consequences" if neighbouring continues to escalate a dispute over waters that are claimed by

In a speech to Parliament on Monday, reported "daily intrusions" by vessels which have been in the waters off western since November. He also raised a widely publicized visit by a Malaysian chief minister, who boarded one of the vessels last week.

The visit came a day after Balakrishnan and his Malaysian counterpart met in They announced a working group for tensions in the waters, which are less than 24 nautical miles, or around 44 kilometers, wide.

The two countries, which were briefly merged in 1963, have agreed to peacefully resolve disputes over territorial waters and airspace.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 15:45 IST