Year 1979

Malaysia Published Peta Baru

Friday, 21st December 1979

Malaysia published the Peta Baru (the New Map), which displayed and specified Malaysia’s territorial sea which labeled Pulau Batu Puteh (Pedra Branca) as Malaysian territory. Pulau Batu Puteh is a good 25 nautical miles from Singapore, and only 7.7 nautical miles from Johor. The new map which extended its territorial sea limit to 12 miles (19km) from its coast.