Malaysia, Singapore to build new bridge

Malaysia, Singapore to build new bridge
Malaysia, Singapore to build new bridge

The revelation was meant to help Malaysians understand why the bridge idea was scrapped, and to "put the record straight on a string of allegations" Mahathir raised, including his claim that the decision showed the current government has "no guts," the statement said.

The declassified documents include correspondence between Mahathir and Singapore's then-leadersLee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong, and records of a March 2005 meeting between Goh and Mahathir's successor, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the statement said.

It didn't say when the full documents would formally be made available, but some extracts from the were given, according to the AP.