Urban Wellbeing

Over 500 islands' status unknown

Date of Release: 
Aug 23 2015

State governments have been told to name and gazette uninhabited islands as well as coral and rocky reefs, atolls and shelves under their jurisdiction immediately.

They have also been told to place border stones or boundary markers to establish ownership and prevent the possibility of intrusion by foreigners.

This is because the status of 535 out of the 879 islands lying in Malaysian waters is still unknown.

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