Pedra Branca: Singapore notified on discontinuance of proceedings by Malaysia â" Foreign Ministry
SINGAPORE: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has informed Singapore of the discontinuance of proceedings in the two cases brought by Malaysia against the republic relating to its 2008 original Judgment in the cases concerning sovereignty over Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge, according to Singaporeâs Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In a statement here today, the ministry said that Malaysia informed the ICJ on May 28, 2018 that it would discontinue the proceedings that it had initiated earlier.
âSingapore informed the ICJ on 29 May 2018 that it agreed with Malaysiaâs request for discontinuance.
âPrior to that, the Malaysian Solicitor-General had written to inform Singaporeâs Attorney-General of Malaysiaâs intention to discontinue the proceedings, and Singaporeâs Attorney-General had replied conveying Singaporeâs agreement,â said the Ministry.
The first case was Malaysiaâs application for revision of the ICJâs original Judgment pursuant to Article 61 of the Statutes of the ICJ, filed on Feb 2, 2017.
The second case was Malaysiaâs request for interpretation of the ICJâs original Judgment pursuant to Article 60 of the Statutes of the ICJ, filed on June 30, 2017.
In letters dated May 29, 2018, the statement said the ICJ informed Malaysia and Singapore that the Court had placed on record the discontinuance, by agreement of the Parties, of the proceedings instituted on Feb 2, 2017 and June 30, 2017 by Malaysia against Singapore, and directed that the cases be removed from the Courtâs List. â" Bernama
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