Thursday, 29 November 2012

Kisah Pulau Pisang

Semua sudah tahu yang Malaysia kehilangan Pulau Batu Puteh kepada SingaPURA gara-gara kepincangan pengurusan maklumat dan bukti (knowledge management). Bukti mustahak iaitu  surat daripada Gabenor Butterworth kepada Temenggung Johor meminta kebenaran untuk membina rumah api tiada dalam simpanan kita.

Tapi kita dapat Middlerock.

Dan ada satu lagi pulau yang menjadi pertikaian di antara Malaysia dan SingaPURA iaitu Pulau Pisang.

Pulau ini berhampiran dengan Semenanjung Malaysia (5km dari Benut dan 12km dari Pontian Kechil) tetapi rumah apinya adalah di bawah kawal selia SingaPURA.

Kalau tidak betul-betul, kita mungkin kehilangan pulau ini juga.

Mari kita berdoa ke hadrat Allah agar kerajaan lebih berhati-hati dan teliti dalam menangani kes ini agar pisang tidak berbuah dua kali.



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Ghani: Malaysia has proof of Pulau Pisang ownership

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said that this was despite Singapore operating a lighthouse on the 154ha island.
He said the ownership of the island was based on a treaty between Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Abu Bakar and the British in 1900, which clearly stated that Malaysia had sovereignty over the island.
Malaysian territory: This August 1998 file picture shows former Pontian MP Datuk Dr Hasni Mohammad pointing at Pulau Pisang.
“Our land office records show that Pulau Pisang belongs to Johor,” he said.
Abdul Ghani was responding to a suggestion made by Pontian MP Ahmad Maslan that the Government should conduct a study on taking over the operation of the lighthouse.
Ahmad said Pulau Pisang might suffer a similar fate as Batu Puteh where the International Court of Justice ruled in favour of Singapore.
Abdul Ghani said the lighthouse, which guided ships into the Singapore Straits, was manned by four Singaporean guards.
“The guards are relieved by another team once a fortnight and are required to report to the marine department, Customs and immigration in Kukup every time they arrive and depart from the island,” he said.
He added that Malaysians were allowed to enter the island but were prohibited from entering the lighthouse.
Abdul Ghani said there were also 82 farmers who tend to orchards on the island.
“They are only given permission to work on the land but are not granted ownership of the land,” he said.
The island is about 12km from Pontian Kechil and 5km from Benut.
Meanwhile, Johor PAS officials lodged a police report against former foreign minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, Abdul Ghani and Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, accusing them of causing Malaysia to lose Batu Puteh.
Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Yaakob confirmed that the report had been received.
Perak Puteri Umno chief Dr Wan Norashikin Wan Noordin, meanwhile, said Malaysia must take the necessary steps to ensure she irrefutably owned all her islands and territories.
She said the steps were crucial in view of the recent decision on Batu Puteh.
DAP chairman Karpal Singh said the Malaysian Government was “foolhardy to have placed the case before ICJ” without the necessary evidence.
He was referring to Malaysian ambassador-at-large Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Mohamad’s statement that he could not locate a letter sent by Governor Butterworth to the Johor Temenggong seeking permission to build the Horsburgh Lighthouse on Batu Puteh.
Abdul Kadir led the Malaysian team to The Hague.
“Discovery of the letter now or in future cannot restore Malaysia’s sovereignty over Batu Puteh,” he said.
Source: The Star, 27 May 2008
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