Malaysia and the Southern Ocean: Revisiting the Question of Antarctica
Author: Hamzah, B. A.
Source: Ocean Development and International Law, Volume 41, Number 2, April 2010 , pp. 186-195(10)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Abstract:This article examines the development of Malaysia's policy toward the Southern Ocean since 1983. Malaysia appears set to sign the 1959 Antarctic Treaty. The signing of the Treaty will close a chapter in the North-South divide on the question of Antarctica at the United Nations. It will also signal a new face or orientation in Malaysia's foreign policy toward the Southern Ocean under the new regime led by Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Razak.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Publication date: April 1, 2010