PAP MINISTER: S’PORE LEGAL TEAM CONFIDENT OF FENDING OFF PEDRA BRANCA LEGAL CHALLENGE

Responding to a parliamentary question about the re-opening of the Pedra Branca territorial dispute case and how it was affect Singapore-Malaysia relations, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan claims that the Singapore legal team had carefully studied Malaysia’s fresh evidence and were confident of Singapore’s case.

Singapore’s legal team believes that the three new documents provided by Malaysia did not satisfy the criteria for revision of the 2008 judgement which awared Pedra Branca to Singapore.

Singapore will submit its rebuttal to the Malaysia’s revision application by 14 June 2017 as dictated by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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