Tag: pedra branca

Letting go of Pedra Branca to Singapore an example of international cooperation: Mahathir

Accepting the loss of Pedra Branca to Singapore in 2008 is an example Malaysia believes in international cooperation, says Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who also says this illustrates the need for Asean nations to cooperate on the principles of common well-being. Dr...

Pedra Branca island added to East Coast electoral division–ELD

Singapore’s Elections Department (ELD) announced on Friday, February 1, that electoral registers are currently being prepared. Moreover, it also said that the island of Pedra Branca has now been added to the East Coast electoral division. Today reported that the ELD also said that the...

Singapore confident will retain ownership of Pedra Branca

Singapore is confident it will retain Pedra Branca, having a strong case, said its Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long. The PM said that Singapore will successfully defend its case against Malaysia on the latter's claims made to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). “I am confident of the eventual...

Petroleum finds in South China Sea to embolden China’s claims

Yesterday, the Australian geoscience company Frogtech Geoscience released a comprehensive new basement-focused study of the hydrocarbon-rich South China Sea (SCS) and Gulf of Thailand; a geologically complex region, reported Bernama. The survey concluded that a redefinition of the Paleotethys suture, a fundamental tectonic structure, gives...

Middle Rocks could nullify Singapore gains on Pedra Branca

Regional security expert Ganesh Sahathevan said the recent Malaysian claims on the tiny rock in the middle of the sea, Pedra Branca, has little to do with sentiments in Malaysia. He also said the claims will not benefit Malaysia since Putrajaya would be better off...

Pedra Branca claim: Singapore can forget the Mersing Line

An expert in Southeast Asian matters, living in Australia but of Malaysian origin, said that Singapore can now forget the Mersing line, and it must contend with the new Luconia line. "Given control over Luconia Shoals and Middle Rocks, China has now an effective line...

Is there China’s hand in Pedra Branca dispute?

Citing 'new evidence' that it has uncovered - a decade after losing the case for the ownership of the football field size rock - that it said could prove it is the rightful owner of Pedra Branca, questions are mounting on Malaysia's real aim in...