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PRESS STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA, YB DATO' SRI ANIFAH HAJI AMAN REGARDING THE RECENT REMARKS MADE ON THE CLAIM ON SABAH

 

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia is aware of remarks made by Mr. Aquilino Pimentel Jr, a member of the Philippines’ Consultative Committee which appeared in the media on the claim on Sabah recently.   

 

The Government of Malaysia reiterates its position that Malaysia does not recognise and will not entertain any claims by any party on Sabah.  Sabah is recognised by the United Nations (UN) and the international community as part of Malaysia since the formation of the Federation on 16 September 1963.

 

Therefore, statements such as these will only expose the ignorance of history and international law of those who make them, as well as potentially harming the excellent bilateral relations which Malaysia and the Philippines currently enjoy.

 

 

 

DATO’ SRI ANIFAH HAJI AMAN

Minister of Foreign Affairs

31 January 2018