Saturday, May 17, 2008

Pulau Batu Putih Judgement Will Be Carried 'Live' By RTM

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 - Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) will carry 'live' the judgement on Pulau Batu Putih (Pedra Branca) by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands on May 23.

Viewers can catch the 'live' telecast on RTM1 at 4pm, a Broadcasting Department statement said here Friday.

The ICJ judgement will be delivered by its vice president and acting president for overlapping claims on Pulau Batu Putih, Judge Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh.

Malaysia and Singapore are involved in a tussle for sovereignty over Pulau Batu Putih, each laying claim to the 0.2-hectare island (the size of two football fields) since 28 years ago.

After several failed meetings, the two countries referred the case to the ICJ in Feb 2003 - Bernama

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