Pulau Batu Putih is Singapore’s

Posted on May 23, 2008

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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.

pulau-batu-putih-summarised-judgment

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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