UNITED ARAB EMIRATES CONTRIBUTES 500,000 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE TO MALAYSIA

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES CONTRIBUTES 500,000 DOSES OF

COVID-19 VACCINE TO MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia has today received 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine contributed by the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The shipment of the vaccines was received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, the Honorable Dato’ Sri Saifuddin Abdullah at a handover ceremony held at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The Government of the UAE was represented by the Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the UAE in Kuala Lumpur, Ms. Nouf Ibrahim Ali Rashed Al-Kuwaiti. The ceremony was also attended by senior officials from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2021, the UAE announced a contribution of one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Malaysia.

 

The Government of Malaysia extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to the leaders and the Government of the UAE for the generous contribution of vaccines to Malaysia. The UAE has previously extended COVID-19 assistance to Malaysia. In March 2020, the UAE contributed 20,000 units of PCR test kits, and in May 2020, another contribution of 7 tons of hand sanitizers was made specifically to Wisma Putra’s own Malaysia’s Diplomatic Equipment Stockpile (MDES) which was distributed to our ‘diplomatic frontliners’ serving in Malaysia and our Missions abroad.

 

These generous contributions signify important milestones in the Malaysia - UAE cooperation in the field of health diplomacy to address the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also a clear testament to the longstanding and special bond of friendship and multifaceted cooperation between both countries which continue to be strengthened for the mutual benefits of our nations.

 

 

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

25 JANUARY 2022


THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

 

Malaysia welcomes the marking of the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) today. The Treaty is the first legally binding international instrument to comprehensively prohibit all activities related to nuclear weapons, including their development, testing, production, acquisition, possession, stockpiling, deployment and use.

Malaysia signed the TPNW as soon as it was opened for signature on 20 September 2017 and ratified the Treaty on 30 September 2020, making Malaysia the 46th State Party to the TPNW. To date, 86 States have signed and 59 States have ratified the Treaty.

Malaysia believes that the TPNW strengthens the global norms against the threat of nuclear weapons and that it is imperative for the Treaty to reach universality as soon as possible. On this important occasion, Malaysia continues to encourage other countries to expedite their accessions to the Treaty as a manifestation of their commitment towards general and complete disarmament and total elimination of nuclear weapons.

Malaysia reaffirms its unwavering commitment towards nuclear disarmament and will continue to work closely with other partners to attain a world free of the threat of nuclear weapons.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

22 January 2022


MALAYSIA WELCOMES THE REAPPOINTMENT OF YBHG. DATO’ SERI PADUKA MAIMUNAH MOHD SHARIF AS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAMME (UN-HABITAT) FOR THE TERM 2022-2024

MALAYSIA WELCOMES THE REAPPOINTMENT OF YBHG. DATO’ SERI PADUKA MAIMUNAH MOHD SHARIF AS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAMME (UN-HABITAT) FOR THE TERM 2022-2024

 

Malaysia welcomes the reappointment of YBhg. Dato’ Seri Paduka Maimunah Mohd Sharif as the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). Her reappointment takes effect on 20 January 2022 until 19 February 2024.

Dato’ Seri Paduka Maimunah was first appointed as the Executive Director of UNHabitat in January 2018, upon the recommendation by the United Nations Secretary General, and received full support from the United Nations (UN) member states.

During her first term, Dato’ Seri Paduka Maimunah played a leading role in enhancing the work of the UN-Habitat with UN member states together with partners and other stakeholders to build inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and communities. She also made significant and important changes in the overall governance of UNHabitat.

Dato’ Seri Paduka Maimunah has extensive experience spanning more than 30 years in town planning. Prior to her appointment, Dato’ Seri Paduka Maimunah served as the Mayor of the City Council of Penang Island, Malaysia in 2017.

With the reappointment, Malaysia is confident that Dato’ Seri Paduka Maimunah will continue to lead the important work of the Programme, particularly in its planned activities and programmes in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Malaysia is committed to support and engage constructively with UN-Habitat under Dato’ Seri Paduka Maimunah’s stewardship, with the aim of implementing the New Urban Agenda and achieving SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities.

 

 

DATO’ SRI SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH

22 JANUARY 2022

 


LAPORAN MEDIA BERHUBUNG TUBIR SELATAN

LAPORAN MEDIA BERHUBUNG TUBIR SELATAN

 

Kementerian Luar Negeri merujuk kepada beberapa pertanyaan media mengenai kenyataan Menteri Dalam Negeri Indonesia seperti yang

dilaporkan dalam Defence Security Asia pada 18 Januari 2022 bertajuk "Indonesia Dakwa Tubir Selatan (South Ledge), Karang Singa

Miliknya. M’sia Bagaimana?”.

 

Kementerian telah membuat semakan dengan pihak Indonesia mengenai perkara tersebut dan dimaklumkan bahawa tiada kenyataan

daripada Menteri Dalam Negeri Indonesia mengenai tuntutan kedaulatan ke atas Tubir Selatan, seperti yang dilaporkan.

 

Berhubung isu yang menyentuh kedaulatan Tubir Selatan, Kementerian ingin memetik penghakiman Mahkamah Keadilan Antarabangsa

pada 23 Mei 2008 berkenaan isu kedaulatan Batu Puteh, Batuan Tengah dan Tubir Selatan (Case Concerning Sovereignty over Pedra

Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge).

 

Berdasarkan penghakiman tersebut, Tubir Selatan adalah terletak di kawasan di mana terdapatnya pertindihan perairan di antara Malaysia,

Batu Puteh dan Batuan Tengah. Oleh itu, kedaulatan Tubir Selatan pula ditentukan mengikut persempadanan perairan negara yang

menguasainya. Petikan penghakiman adalah seperti berikut:

 

“…South Ledge falls within the apparently overlapping territorial waters generated by the mainland of Malaysia, Pedra Branca/

 Pulau Batu Puteh and Middle Rocks…”

 

 

“…sovereignty over South Ledge, as a low-tide elevation, belongs to the State in the territorial waters of which it is located.”

 

Susulan daripada penghakiman kes tersebut, Malaysia dan Singapura telah menubuhkan satu Jawatankuasa Teknikal Bersama bagi

melaksanakan penghakiman Mahkamah Keadilan Antarabangsa pada tahun 2008 (Malaysia-Singapore Joint Technical Committee on the

Implementation of the International Court of Justice Judgment on Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge – MSJTC).

 

Di bawah MSJTC, Malaysia sentiasa komited untuk menyelesaikan isu persempadanan maritim antara kedua-dua negara dan akan

memastikan bahawa kedaulatan dan kepentingan negara terus terpelihara.

 

PUTRAJAYA

20 JANUARI 2022


MEDIA REPORT REGARDING SOUTH LEDGE

 

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

reported.

 

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.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

20 JANUARY 2022