I was watching the live telecast by RTM1 of the proceedings and the announcement of the verdict by the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. The court ruled in favor of Singapore by 12 votes to 4 for the sovereignty over the smaller-than-a-football-field rocks formation near southeastern coast of Johor.
There is a little consolation to the Malaysia when the judges ruled by 15-1 votes that the sovereignty of Middle Rocks shall belongs to Malaysia. And they also concluded that the sovereignty of South Ledge shall belongs “to the state in which territorial waters where it is located”…whatever that means.
So yea, Malaysia has officially SHRUNK in territory size…no thanks to the “brilliance” of the previous Sultans of Johor as well as our former colonial master, the British. Singapore BOLEH!
Grrr….one minute silence please!
To find out more on the background of the dispute, check out the following websites: