Tag: territorial dispute

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...

Oxford student denies being ‘aggressive,’ calls forum where he questioned Dr. M ‘a debating society’

Darrion Mohan, the young Singaporean student from Oxford who recently engaged in a debate with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr. Tun Mahathir Mohamad has defended himself against critics who have called him too ‘aggressive’ or ‘confrontational,’ claiming that the forum where he asked Dr. Mahathir...

Malaysian vessel Polaris has returned to Tanjung Pelepas, leaving only one vessel in S’pore waters

On the heels of the agreement between Singapore and Malaysia to take steps to de-escalate territorial tensions between the two countries, comes the news of buoy-laying vessel Polaris has left Singapore’s waters and gone back to the port in Tanjung Pelepas. This means that...

Heng Swee Keat: Important to find win-win solutions to benefit both S’pore and M’sia

In a Facebook post on January 8, Tuesday, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat expressed his satisfaction at the progress made by Singapore and Malaysia. A meeting between the Foreign Ministers of both countries, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan (Singapore) and Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (Malaysia) was held...

Singapore and Malaysia agree to take steps in de-escalating territorial dispute tensions

In a meeting between the foreign ministers of Singapore and Malaysia today, January 8, has resulted in an agreement from both parties to scale back on recent airspace and maritime territorial disputes. A joint statement between the two foreign ministries was released after the meeting...

Crown Prince of Johor expresses hopes for a win-win solution for Malaysia and Singapore

Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, the Crown Prince of Johor waxed diplomatic in a Facebook post on Thursday, December 13, when he called for a solution to the current territorial disputes that would result in wins for both Singapore and Malaysia. Tunku Ismail, the heir to...

Singapore files UNCLOS declaration to settle maritime dispute with negotiations

A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Thursday, December 14, announced that Singapore filed a declaration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) at the United Nations in New York on December 12, for the...

S’pore and M’sia to meet in January to discuss Johor Baru disputed waters

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced on Monday, December 10, that the government of Malaysia had agreed to meet with officials from Singapore in the second week of January in order to discuss the issues surrounding the Johor Baru port limits, with the...

“A violation of sovereignty,” Heng Swee Keat speaks out on M’sian vessel intrusion into S’pore waters

Heng Swee Keat, who is widely presumed to be Singapore’s next Prime Minister since his recent appointment as the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) first assistant secretary general, has weighed in on the renewed tensions between Malaysia and Singapore due to maritime and airspace disputes. In...

Vivian Balakrishnan calls Malaysia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs about “urgent need” to stop intrusions into Singapore’s waters

A phone call was made on Wednesday, December 5, by the Foreign Affairs Minister of Singapore, Vivian Balakrishnan, to Saifuddin Abdullah, who holds the same office in Malaysia. Balakrishnan spoke to Saifuddin for the express purpose of asking Putrajaya to stop its intrusions into...