VIII JEAIL 1 (2015)
Areej Torla,∗ Salma Yusof∗∗& Mohd Hisham Mohd Kamal∗∗∗
Malaysia has asserted sovereign rights over the ND6 and ND7 sea blocks, which
partially overlap with the Ambalat and East Ambalat sea blocks. Indonesia has also
asserted sovereign rights over there. This article argues the validity of Malaysia’s
claim over the ND6 and ND7 sea blocks by virtue of the Pulau Ligitan dan Pulau
N parallel mentioned in the 1891 Convention between Great Britain and the
and Ligitan Islands as a basis to assert sovereign rights over the ND6 and ND7 sea
blocks. The authors also highlights several other documents including a 1954 British
declaration and bilateral treaties between Malaysia and Indonesia.
Malaysia-Indonesia dispute, maritime boundary, sovereign rights, Celebes
Sea, Continental Shelf, Ambalat dispute.
The Dispute between
Malaysia and Indonesia
over the ND6 and ND7 Sea
Blocks: A Malaysian
∗ Assistant Professor at International Islamic University Malaysia (“IIUM”). LL.B./MCL (IIUM), Ph.D (Brunel).
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9269-5775. The author may be contacted at: email@example.com/Address: Ahmad
Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
∗∗ Senior Lecturer at National Defence University of Malaysia. LL.B./MCL/Ph.D (IIUM). ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-
0001-9973-9873. The author may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org/Address: Faculty of Defence Studies and
Management, National Defence University of Malaysia, Sungai Besi Camp, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
∗∗ Associate Professor at IIUM. LL.B./Ph.D. (IIUM), LL.M (Hull). ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1320-4718. The
author may be contacted at email@example.com / Address: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International
Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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