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MALAYSIA

Updated 22 May 2009

CONTINENTAL SHELF BEYOND 200 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE BASELINES FROM WHICH THE BREADTH OF THE TERRITORIAL SEA IS MEASURED

Joint submission by Malaysia and Viet Nam to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made on 6 May 2009 - in the southern part of the South China Sea

OTHER INFORMATION

Legislation

Continental Shelf Act l966 - Act No. 57 of 28 July l966, as Amended by Act No. 83 of l972
Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance, No. 7, 1969, as amended in 1969
Proclamation of the Economic Zone of 25 April 1978
Exclusive Economic Zone Act, 1984, Act No. 311 - An Act pertaining to the exclusive economic zone and certain aspects of the continental shelf of Malaysia and to provide for the regulations of activities in the zone and on the continental shelf and for matters connected therewith

Maritime boundary delimitation agreements
 and other material

with Indonesia

Agreement between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of Indonesia on the delimitation of the continental shelves between the two countries, 27 October 1969
Treaty between the Republic of Indonesia and Malaysia Relating to the delimitation of the Territorial Seas of the Two Countries in the Strait of Malacca, 17 March 1970

with Indonesia and Thailand

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, The Government of Malaysia and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand Relating to the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf Boundaries in the Northern Part of the Strait of Malacca, 21 December 1971 

with Singapore

Agreement between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of the Republic of Singapore to Delimit Precisely the Territorial Waters Boundary in Accordance with the Straits Settlements and Johore Territorial Waters Agreement 1927 (1995)
Case concerning Land Reclamation by Singapore in and around the Straits of Johor (Malaysia v Singapore): Settlement Agreement, 26 April 2005 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 59, p. 30)

with Thailand

Treaty between the Kingdom of Thailand and Malaysia relating to the delimitation of the territorial seas of the two countries, 24 October 1979 (entry into force: 15 July 1982; registration #: 21270 ; registration date: 7 October 1982; link to UNTS)
Memorandum of Understanding between the Kingdom of Thailand and Malaysia on the delimitation of the continental shelf boundary between the two countries in the Gulf of Thailand (with map), 24 October 1979 (entry into force: 15 July 1982; registration #: 21271; registration date: 7 October 1982; link to UNTS)
 

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