Malaysia issues note verbale, rejects PH’s claim on Sabah

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MANILA, Philippines — Malaysia has issued a note verbale where it rejected the territorial claims of the Philippines over Sabah.

In the note verbale submitted by the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations dated Friday, it read that Kuala Lumpur “has never recognized the Republic of the Philippines’ claim to the Malaysian state of Sabah, formerly known as North Borneo.”

Malaysia also noted an October 2001 decision by the Judgement of the International Court of Justice on Manila’s claims over the disputed state.

The note verbale also included an opinion by Judge Ad-hoc Thomas Franck regarding the issue of Sabah.

“In light of the clear exercise by the people of No…

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