Posts Tagged ‘Pulau Batu Puteh’

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…)