ASEAN

ICJ reveals details of Malaysia’s application to challenge Pedra Branca’s sovereignty

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announced the details of Malaysia’s application to challenge a 2008 judgement to award sovereignty of Pedra Branca to Singapore. Malaysia filed an Application on 2 February for revision of the Judgment delivered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 23 May 2008 in the case concerning Sovereignty over Pedra Branca, or Pulau Batu Puteh …

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Legal team formed to respond to Malaysia’s application on sovereignty of Pedra Branca

Ministry of foreign Affairs (MFA) has announced that it has formed  a legal team to respond to Malaysia’s application to review a 2008 judgement by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the award of Pedra Branca to Singapore. The Ministry also said that it is studying Malaysia’s application and documentation closely. MFA announced that the team consists of Attorney-General Lucien Wong, …

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Govt downplays large gap of sand import and export of Cambodia and Singapore

Just this Monday, The Singapore government distanced itself from any wrongdoing over accusations that it imported tens of millions of tons of smuggled sand – in a response that an environmental NGO leader considered ‘full of lies’ and ‘devoid of any meaning’ – after month of silence, the Cambodia Daily reported. According to trade data sent by both countries to …

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Philippines files weak protests over China’s weapons installation on 7 islands

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has filed a low-key diplomatic protest with China over reports that Beijing appears to have installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapons on the seven artificial islands in the strategically vital South China Sea, where one of islands is within the Philippines’ 200 mile exclusive economic zone. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said on Monday (16 Jan) the …

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Indonesian police releases eight men deported from Singapore

BATAM – Riau Islands Police on Thursday (12 Jan) have released the eight men who were deported while trying to enter Singapore. They were discharged through Hang Nadim International Airport, Batam. The police found that the eight had not participated in the ISIS network, however, the police said it will keep the eight men on watch because one of them …

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Nine hot spots discovered in Riau forest areas

Pekanbaru – According to the analysis of the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) at Pekanbaru stations, there are nine hot spots found in Riau Province on Wednesday (11 Jan) morning: One point in the Meranti Islands, Three points in Rokan Hilir, Two points in Siak, and Three points in Rokan Hulu. Pekanbaru Tribune reported on 11 Jan, …

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Cambodian NGO engages local law firm to look into complicity of Singaporean Entities in ‘environmental destruction’ arising from Sand Mining

Mother Nature Cambodia, a NGO that is “fighting to put an end to the systematic destruction of Cambodia’s precious natural resources” has engaged Singaporean law firm, Eugene Thuraisingam LLP (‘ET LLP’), to provide advice in relation to the alleged complicity of Singaporean Entities in the ‘Sand Mining Scam.’ If the fight is successfully brought before Singapore’s Courts, it would be unprecedented …

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460g of heroin seized from Malaysian rider at Woodlands Checkpoint

A bag of heroin found in a Malaysia-registered motorcycle of a rider who was stopped by a checkpoint officer for checks upon arrival at the Woodlands Checkpoint on 2 January 2017, at about 3.40am. The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on a 3 Jan press release informed that the lone rider, a 31-year-old Malaysian male, was arrested. The suspect, motorcycle …

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