Pulau Batu Puteh appeal withdrawal ‘improper’ but cabinet accepts ICJ ruling

THE unity government finds that the former Pakatan Harapan administration’s decision to withdraw an appeal against International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) 2008 ruling on the sovereignty of Pulau Batu Puteh was “not in order and improper”, Attorney-General Idrus Harun said today.

“Based on the cabinet decision dated January 11, the government is of the view that the decision to withdraw both the application for revision and the request for interpretation of the case concerning the sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks/Batuan Tengah and South Ledge/Tubir Selatan was not in order and improper.