DEPARTMENT OF MARITIME AFFAIRS
The Department of Maritime Affairs oversees issues relating to:
- maritime security, particularly in the Straits of Malacca, including initiatives put forward by regional and other countries as well as the international shipping community;
- maritime boundary delimitation between Malaysia - Indonesia, Malaysia - Singapore, Malaysia - Vietnam, Malaysia – Brunei and Malaysia – the Philippines as well as overlapping claims in the South China Sea;
- Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area, Tripartite Area (Malaysia-Thailand-Vietnam) and PM3-CAA (Malaysia-Vietnam);
- the International Maritime Organization (IMO) including development of Maritime Safety Committee, Legal Committee and etc. The Department also handles matters relating to candidatures; and
- Convention of the United Nations Organization on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982 involving the interests and policies of Malaysia at the international fora, including the State Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (SPLOS), United Nations Informal Consultative Process on the Law of the Sea (UNICPOLOS), elections to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS), the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and the International Seabed Authority (ISBA).