JOHOR BARU: The Johor government welcomes the Attorney General’s decision to appeal the decision to hand over Pulau Batu Puteh to Singapore.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the island is important for Johor so the state welcomes the new development on this matter.
“We fully support this decision especially since there are new discoveries that might help our claim on the island.
“Based on the statement by the Attorney General, we believe there are still new discoveries that might help us. I hope we will continue with the efforts and hopefully we will get a positive outcome on this matter,” said Khaled.
He was speaking to the media after launching the Perbadanan Islam Johor’s entrepreneur incubator project in Taman Dahlia, Pasir Gudang here tonight.
Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali had earlier announced that Malaysia has filed an application to revise the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) judgment on the sovereignty of the disputed Pedra Branca – also known as Pulau Batu Puteh – Middle Rocks and South Ledge.-NST