Did Mahathir fail to answer the Batu Puteh question?

Did Mahathir fail to answer the Batu Puteh question?

Tun Mahathir did not answer the real question about Pulau Batu Puteh.

The real question is what is the real reason for the PH Government not to proceed with the review of the Pulau Batu Puteh judgment.

It is true that the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) cannot be appealed. But with the emergence of the latest evidence, an application for review was submitted by Malaysia in February 2017.

On 30 June 2017, Malaysia also submitted an application for the ICJ to interpret its 2008 judgment on Pulau Batu Puteh, Batuan Tengah and Tubir Selatan. The ICJ has agreed to hear Malaysia’s submissions by providing a date for the review hearing.

What Tun Mahathir forgot was that two of the new pieces of evidence found were documents that could only be accessed after 2008. By law, the documents could only be accessed after the expiration of its confidentiality period.

The first document shows that Singapore’s top officials never considered the Pulau Batu Puteh part of Singapore.

The second document shows that the British Navy certifies that the waters in the area of ​​the three islands are the waters and territory of Johor.

And the last document shows that the map of British naval operations shows the territorial boundaries of Singapore excluding Pulau Batu Puteh.

All these documents, clearly show that Pulau Batu Puteh is not within the territory of the republic.

It is only fitting that the discovery of this material evidence requires the ICJ to decide the value of Malaysia’s claim.

So why despite all this new evidence, the Government decided not to proceed with the review process.

If Tun Mahathir has been advised by a group of international legal experts, who are they and what advice do they give in the context of new evidence

Clearly, the PH Government has been negligent in its actions in defending Malaysia’s territorial sovereignty and should be held accountable for such misconduct. BebasNews

Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin is the Vice President of UMNO