Archive for the ‘Pulau Batu Puteh’ Category

In the meanwhile there are bigger things to worry about now approximately hundreds of other islands and reefs to fight over of of the coast of South China Sea that Malaysia could lose if nothing is done to claim them. As the claim of ownership extends beyond islands to marine features such as reefs and even rock formation visible only during low tides, the total number could exceed thousands. According to the NST today, a maritime expert said that the most urgent were about 100 islands, reefs, rocks and other marine features lying in the South China Sea, Straits of Malacca and off Sabah. (more…)

Middle RocksSo Singapore has Pedra Branca and Malaysia has got her Middle Rocks and based on the newspapers’ publications it has shown that Malaysian fishermen now can also enter freely into the rich waters around Middle Rocks. How about South Ledge now? The court, in 15-1 majority, held that Malaysia had ownership to Middle Rocks and in a 15-1 majority, also ruled that sovereignty over South Ledge belonged to the ‘state in the territorial waters of which it is located’.  (more…)

Pedra Branca          Yes, Malaysia has obtained the sovereignty of Middle Rocks according to the International Courts of Justice(ICJ) by vote of 15-1. Middle Rocks that is one of the 2 maritime features to the south of Pedra Branca consists of 2 clusters of rocks situated 0.6 nautical miles south of Pedra Branca. After nearly 2hours, Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh the Vice President of ICJ has made a decision today through the secret ballot which was decided by a vote of 16-4 in Singapore’s favour of the island (more…)

The dispute between Malaysia and Singapore on Pulau Batu Puteh and its two adjacent marine features has been going on for almost 30years, Pulau Batu Putih(PBP) is of 7.7 nautical miles off Johor and 25 Nautical miles from the country, Singapore. Almost the size of a football field and holds a lighthouse the argument started between the two stated country after Singapoore lodges a note(2/14/1980) protesting on the publishing of Malaysia’s continental shelf map showing Pulau Batu Puteh as its territory(1979). (more…)