Why Malaysia cannot afford to cancel KL-Singapore HSR project

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/mahathir-mohamad-confirms-malaysia-pulls-out-of-kl-singapore-hsr-10284144?cid=emarsys-cna_20180529_0100_CNA+-+eNews4+-+0740+%28wef+27+Dec+17%29_newsletter_29052018_cna&sc_customer=cb8786b6-8396-4429-9fb5-c3fd495dd025&sc_src=email&sc_llid=11892&sc_lid=73277614&sc_uid=53MhVGrK0G

  1. Compensation to Singapore will run into billions of dollars. 
  2. There is no Economic benefits for its citizens if it is cancelled.
  3. Trade between nations will not be enhanced.
  4. There will be no income from the HSR link.
  5. Project can be delayed postponed but not cancelled.
  6. Malaysia can arrange for financing by streatching its tenure with a consortium of bankers and the IMF.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-05-30/debate-does-malaysia-need-a-singapore-high-speed-rail-link

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/cheaper-alternative-kl-spore-high-speed-rail-feasible-may-be-shortsighted-experts?cid=emarsys-today_TODAY%27s%20morning%20briefing%20for%20June%2019,%202018%20%28ACTIVE%29_newsletter_19062018_today