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Erecting Malaysia's 'maritime fence' over the straits of Malacca and Singapore

Mohd Rusli, Mohd Hazmi and Hamid, Abdul Ghafur@Khin Maung Sein and Wan Talaat, Wan Izatul Asma and Mustafa, Maizatun (2014) Erecting Malaysia's 'maritime fence' over the straits of Malacca and Singapore. AALCO Journal of International Law, 3 (1 ). pp. 111-120. ISSN 2319-2895

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Malaysia shares the Straits of Malacca and Singapore with Indonesia, Singapore and briefly with Thailand. The Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 has divided the Straits of Malacca and Singapore into two spheres of dominions, which later on become the basis of modern territories of Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Since independence, Malaysia has been working closely with Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore to properly demarcate maritime boundary lines in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. Nevertheless, there are still unresolved issues between these littoral States in demarcating boundaries in these straits. This may create difficulties particularly when the issues of exerting sovereignty or exercising sovereign rights come into picture. This article concludes that Malaysia should continue to work closely with its immediate neighbors particularly Singapore and Indonesia in resolving these unsettled maritime boundary issues in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3163/38787
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, maritime fence, straits of Malacca, Singapore
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghafur Hamid
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2014 10:17
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 09:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38787

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