GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

BANGKOK, Feb 9 (FAM) – Thailand and Malaysia are set to start talks on the construction of a high-speed railway (HSR) between their capitals, Japanese media reported on Monday.

Arkhom Termpittayapaisiht, Thailand’s transport minister, said discussions will cover which purveyors of high-speed rail expertise will be involved in the project, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review. They could be “China or Japan” or “China and Japan,” though the Thai minister said Malaysia seems to favor China.