Pulau Batu Putih is Singapore’s

Posted on May 23, 2008


The subject-matter of the dispute :

The team that presented the case for Malaysia :

The Decision :

THE HAGUE, 23 May 2008. The International Court of Justice (ICJ), principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today rendered its Judgment in the case concerning Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge (Malaysia/Singapore).
In its Judgment, which is final, binding and without appeal, the Court
⎯ finds by twelve votes to four that sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh belongs to the Republic of Singapore;
⎯ finds by fifteen votes to one that sovereignty over Middle Rocks belongs to Malaysia;
⎯ finds by fifteen votes to one that sovereignty over South Ledge belongs to the State in the territorial waters of which it is located.

For a summary of the reasons for the above decision, you may want to read the press release of the ICJ, linked in pdf below.


Just wondering if the delivery of the ICJ judgment was carried live on RTM as announced earlier? I couldn’t catch it as I was at the ENT.

Can anyone confirm this?

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