Bye Bye Batu Puteh


A friend sent me this li’l joke.

ICJ awards sovereignty over Pedra Branca to Singapore and Middle Rocks to Malaysia. In other words, they get Batu Puteh and we get Batu Karang (corals). However, no one can take away our Batu Caves, Batu Feringhi, Batu Pahat, Batu Gajah and all the other batu-batu in Malaysia. 🙂

I hope it cheers u up.


Malaysia lost Pulau Batu Puteh to Singapore in today’s International Court of Justice decision in The Hague., Netherlands.

We got Middle Rocks…small rocks. Haven’t heard anything yet on South Ledge. The reading of the judgment was carried live on RTM1.

Those drones at The Hague decided on Singapore.

Damn! How did we screw up?


One thought on “Bye Bye Batu Puteh

  1. They thought that Batu Putih was Ligitan and Sipidan. They thought Indonesia was Singapore. They came ill prepared, got walloped and they say win win. We got some rocks. Well, Pulau Pisang, off Pontian is waiting to go the way of Batu Putih unless someone wakes up. The island is in Malaysian territory, but under an agreement signed in 1900 with the Sultan of Johor, the Government of the Straits Settlements was granted the right in perpetuity to the plot of land on which the lighthouse stands and to the roadway leading to it, as long as the Straits Settlements operated the lighthouse. Today, that responsibility falls to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. The access of Singaporean workers to the lighthouse has been a subject of contention in recent years.

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