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Malaysia to develop island near Singapore

Pedra Branca used to be known as Pulau Batu Puteh

Pedra Branca used to be known as Pulau Batu Puteh

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 2018 : Malaysia’s prime minister said today the government plans to form a small island on an outcrop of rocks near the eastern entrance to the Straits of Singapore.

Ownership of the strategically located islands in the area was previously disputed by Singapore and Malaysia, with an International Court of Justice ruling in 2008 awarding the Middle Rocks to Malaysia and nearby Pedra Branca island to Singapore.

“It is our intention to enlarge Middle Rocks so we can form a small island for us,” Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said at a news conference. – Reuters

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