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Malaysia

My son, like the children of others, is subject to national laws: Malaysia’s Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu on son’s arrest over marijuana use

Following his son’s arrest over a drug-related offence during an anti-vice raid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu has decided to leave the matter entirely to the authorities. In a statement on his official Facebook page on Saturday (5 Jan), he revealed that he and his family have decided to do so as his son, Ahmad Saiful Islam …

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Permanent Restricted Area over Pasir Gudang airspace will have “adverse impact on civil aviation”: Singapore’s MOT

The setting up of a permanent Restricted Area over the Pasir Gudang airspace starting Wednesday (2 Jan) will have an “adverse impact on civil aviation”, according to Singapore’s Ministry of Transport (MOT). In response to media queries regarding the establishment of the restricted area, MOT said on Tuesday (1 Jan) that such an impact will arise as a result of …

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Singapore needs “to learn to respect” Malaysia’s stance: Malaysia’s former Foreign Minister on maritime dispute

Singapore needs “to learn to respect” Malaysia’s stance regarding the presence of the latter’s vessels in the disputed maritime territory, warned Malaysia’s former foreign minister Syed Hamid Albar. In an interview with Bernama published on Malay Mail on Monday (17 Dec), Syed Hamid said: “With Singapore, the things that we should learn is, don’t leave anything to interpretation. If you leave anything on the …

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Malaysia’s refusal to withdraw vessels from disputed maritime area “not conducive” to bilateral talks: Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan

The persistent presence of Malaysian vessels in the hotly disputed maritime area near Tuas is “not conducive” to the bilateral discussions between Malaysia and Singapore, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. Speaking to reporters after the signing ceremony for the Mid-Life Upgrading Works for North-East Line Trains on Monday (17 Dec), Mr Khaw said that another vessel has been spotted …

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”Wide range of alternative sources” for Singapore’s egg supply currently available: AVA

A “wide range of alternative sources” for Singapore’s egg supply is currently available, and that includes local farms, according to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Thursday (13 Dec). The authority’s statement was made in response to Malaysia’s Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail’s announcement regarding the country’s plans to reduce or halt the export of …

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Malaysia-Singapore border disputes: Crown Prince of Johor hopes for “a win-win” situation; both nations should “not get entangled in unnecessary issues”

Malaysia and Singapore should resolve the ongoing border disputes in a way that will result in “a win-win situation” and “not get entangled in unnecessary issues,” said the Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim. In a Facebook post on Thursday (Dec 13), he wrote: “On my right is Prem Singh from the Singapore Special Branch. He has …

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Singapore prepared to resolve maritime dispute via “appropriate international third-party dispute settlement procedure” should negotiations fail with Malaysia: MFA

Singapore is prepared to work with other signatories of the United Nations’ Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to decide on the appropriate course of action regarding its ongoing maritime dispute with Malaysia. In its press release on Thursday (13 Dec), Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that while “Singapore believes that maritime boundary delimitation disputes are best resolved …

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Malaysia’s Transport Ministry “fully convinced” that CAAS could solve ILS issue “with some creativity”

The conflict surrounding Singapore’s implementation of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) for Seletar Airport can be resolved with some “creativity” on the part of the Republic’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS), said Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport (MOT). Malay Mail reported that the MOT, in a statement on Wednesday (12 Dec), said that it is “fully convinced that with some creativity, the new ILS …

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