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    Malaysia Transnational Issues - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/malaysia/malaysia_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international Malaysia involved in a complex dispute over the Spratly Islands with China, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, and possibly Brunei; Malaysia and Singapore are considering taking the dispute over Pulau Batu Putih (Pedra Branca Island) to ICJ; Malaysia concerned over Singapore's land reclamation works on Johor, which affect the maritime boundary, shipping lanes, and water ecology in the Tebrau Reach; since 1998, ICJ has been considering Malaysia's longstanding Sipadan and Ligitan islands dispute with Indonesia; ICJ rejected the Philippines' application to intervene in this case in October 2001; Sultanate of Sulu granted the Philippine Government power of attorney to pursue his sovereignty claim over Malaysia's state of Sabah, over which the Philippines have not fully revoked their claim; a one km stretch of Malaysia-Thailand territory at the mouth of the Kolok river remains in dispute, despite overall success in boundary redemarcation

      Illicit drugs transit point for some illicit drugs; drug trafficking prosecuted vigorously and carries severe penalties transit point for some illicit drugs; drug trafficking prosecuted vigorously and carries severe penalties

      NOTE: The information regarding Malaysia on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malaysia Transnational Issues 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malaysia Transnational Issues 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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