On 12 December 2019, Malaysia submitted to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the Convention, information on the limits of its continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured in the South China Sea.
It is noted that the Convention entered into force for Malaysia on 13 November 1996.
According to the submitting State “this is a partial submission for the remaining portion of the continental shelf of Malaysia beyond 200 nautical miles in the northern part of the South China Sea. Malaysia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam had on 6 May 2009 made a joint submission for a portion of the two States’ continental shelf, in the southern part of the South China Sea”.
In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Commission (CLCS/40/Rev.1), a communication is being circulated to all Member States of the United Nations, as well as States Parties to the Convention, in order to make public the executive summary of the submission, including all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.
The consideration of the partial submission made by Malaysia will be included in the provisional agenda of the fifty-third session of the Commission to be held in New York from 6 July to 21 August 2021.
Upon completion of the consideration of the submission, the Commission shall make recommendations pursuant to Article 76 of the Convention.