Singapore, Malaysia end sea dredging dispute

Singapore and Malaysia ended a two-year dispute on Tuesday over Singapore’s land-reclamation works in a narrow strip of sea that separates the neighbours, the latest improvement in often-strained relations. Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo and his Malaysian counterpart, Syed Hamid Albar, met in Singapore for the signing of an agreement that allows the affluent but land-scarce island to revive land reclamation in the Johor Strait.