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MEDIA REPORT REGARDING SOUTH LEDGE
In response to media queries following an article published by Defence Security Asia on 18 January 2022 entitled "Indonesia Dakwa Tubir
Selatan (South Ledge), Karang Singa Miliknya. M’sia Bagaimana?", the Ministry has verified the matter with the Indonesian side. The
Ministry was informed that the Indonesian Minister of Home Affairs did not make any statement claiming sovereignty over South Ledge, as
The Ministry further wishes to refer to the 2008 Judgement of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Case Concerning the Sovereignty
over Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge.
On the issue of sovereignty over South Ledge, the judgement reads “… South Ledge falls within the apparently overlapping territorial
waters generated by the mainland of Malaysia, Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh and Middle Rocks…” and “.…sovereignty
over South Ledge, as a low-tide elevation, belongs to the State in the territorial waters of which it is located.”
Following the ICJ Judgement, Malaysia and Singapore have established the Malaysia-Singapore Joint Technical Committee on the
Implementation of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Judgment on Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge (MSJTC).
Under the MSJTC, Malaysia remains committed to resolving outstanding maritime boundary issues between the two countries and will
ensure that Malaysia's sovereignty and interests are protected.
20 JANUARY 2022