Maritime Institute of Malaysia

Maritime Law Enforcement Pre-Service Training Workshop

9-10 Oct 2014
Kuala Lumpur

The inaugural MLE Workshop is a project under the auspices of the Workshop on Managing Potential Conflicts in the South China Sea held annually in Indonesia. The 23rd Workshop which was held in Yogjakarta last November approved the project which was proposed by Malaysia. The workshop is a Track 1.5 event attended by China, Chinese Taipei and ASEAN delegates. It brings together Foreign Ministry officials, subject matter experts and agencies to identify and discuss functional cooperation projects which can build trust and confidence in the South China Sea.

Workshop participants


Stakeholder Discussion on China’s Strategic and Defense Interests in the South China Sea: Implications to Regional and Malaysia’s Maritime Security

The rise of China and her growing military capabilities in the 21st century has attracted much discussion and debate among security analysts. Her burgeoning military power and growing naval and maritime capacity are linked to the country’s overall maritime strategy and rising profile in the international arena, raising questions as to her long-term intentions in the Asia Pacific. In this regard, the Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy, MIMA conducted a study on the above topic and the findings presented to MIMA’s stakeholders.

Ms. Sumathy Permal making a point during the discussion

Ms. Sumathy Permal from the...

Stakeholders Consultation on Review of Ship Registration and Protection of Domestic Shipping

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia maintains a traditional ship registry, an international ship registry and a terminable certificate of registry, regulated under Parts IIA and IIC of the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 (MSO 1952). In addition, Part IIB of the MSO 1952 establishes a Domestic Shipping Licensing Board (DSLB) which regulates and manages the issuance of licence for the carriage of goods and passengers in Malaysia’s territorial sea and the exclusive economic zone.

Recent developments in shipping industry strategies and practices have highlighted incongruence among the different registries, which adversely affect the competitiveness of Malaysian shipowners engaging in domestic shipping....

Discussing national priorities and work plans for fisheries, environment, pollution and social development under the BOBLME programme

National Consultation Workshop on Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project 

29 September – 1 October 2014

While the 64 Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) produce more than 80 percent of the global marine fisheries catch, they are also among some of the most degraded habitats in the world. LMEs may encompass a range of habitats from river basins and estuaries to the seaward boundaries of continental shelves and the high seas. 

The BOBLME is among the largest LMEs covering over six million km2 of sea area surrounding Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka...

Harmonization of the Legal and Institutional Framework for the Privatization and Regulation of Ports, Harbours, Marinas and Offshore Terminals

Kuala Lumpur

Primary ports and marine facilities in Malaysia are regulated by port authorities established by the Port Authorities Act 1963. The Port Privatisation Act 1990 made way for the privatisation of port operation undertakings to licensed operators thus enabling the port authorities to focus on their regulatory functions rather than the day-to-day operations of the ports. The benefits of the separation of regulatory and operation functions are apparent. Privatised ports experience dynamic growth and generate income and employment for the nation. The Marine Department Malaysia has proposed an equivalent arrangement for Marine Department Malaysia ports, harbours, and jetties...