Reject Territorial Sea Act restricting right over sea, Sarawak told

Yeah, tell Sarawak off.

Dateline 2017-11-18, FMT:

Sarawak PKR has called on the state government to reject the implementation of a law passed by Parliament in 2012 which limits the state’s sovereign right and jurisdiction over its surrounding seas, from within 12km from the coastline to just 3km.

Its vice-chairman See Chee How said the Territorial Sea Act 2012 (TSA) was unconstitutional as far as it affected the territorial boundaries of Sarawak and Sabah.

He said Sarawak should claim its full rights as specified under Article 1(3) of the Federal Constitution which stipulates that the territories of Sarawak, Sabah and 11 other states comprise areas they had jurisdiction over prior to Malaysia Day on Sept 16, 1963.

“The Federation cannot enact any law altering or affecting our territorial boundary unless Sarawak first passes a law in our legislative assembly to alter it,” he said.

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