31 May '18, 2am

Malaysia withdraws Pedra Branca case; Singapore 'happy to agree', says Vivian Balakrishnan, Politics News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Malaysia has withdrawn its applications to revise and to interpret a 2008 judgment by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that awarded sovereignty of Pedra Branca to Singapore. In a statement on Wednesday (May 30), Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Malaysia had informed the ICJ on Monday (May 28) that it would stop the proceedings that it had initiated earlier. In response, on Tuesday, Singapore told the ICJ that it agreed with Malaysia's request for discontinuance. Prior to that, Malaysia's Solicitor General had written to inform Singapore's Attorney-General of Malaysia's intention, and Singapore replied to convey its agreement, MFA said. In letters dated 29 May 2018, the ICJ informed both countries that it had placed on record the discontinuance, and directed that the cases be removed from the court's list. Public hearings on both cases w...

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