S’pore wins Pedra Branca

S’pore wins Pedra Branca 

 

 

The International Court of Justice in The Hague has awarded sovereignty of Pedra Branca to Singapore. The 16-member bench voted 12-4 in favour of the Republic.

 

The verdict brings an end to a territorial dispute between Singapore and Malaysia that has spanned nearly three decades.

 

The court’s decision is final and without appeal.

 

Both Singapore and Malaysia have previously agreed to be bound by the judgment and won’t let the outcome affect bilateral ties.

 

Meanwhile, the court handed over ownership of Middle Rocks to Malaysia.

 

However, the court has not decided on the other rocky outcrop, South Ledge, as it fell within overlapping territorial waters of Malaysia, Pedra Branca and Middle Rocks.

 

Source: 938Live

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