Brunei–Malaysia relations

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Brunei–Malaysia relations
Map indicating locations of Brunei and Malaysia

Brunei

Malaysia

Brunei–Malaysia relations are foreign relations between Brunei and Malaysia. Brunei has a high commission in Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia has a high commission in Bandar Seri Begawan. Both countries are full members of ASEAN and the Commonwealth of Nations. The two countries share a land border on the island of Borneo.

History[edit]

Relations between the two countries has been established since January 1984.[1]

Cultural links[edit]

Brunei and Malaysia have many similarities in culture especially in the East Malaysian areas as they were once a part of the Bruneian Empire. In 2011, around 61,470 Malaysian has visited Brunei[1] while Malaysia received 1,238,871 Bruneian tourist in 2013.[2]

Transport links[edit]

The states of Sarawak and Sabah in East Malaysia are connected to Brunei via the Pan Borneo Highway.

Disputes[edit]

Before 2009, Malaysia's land boundary with Brunei around Limbang is currently in dispute.[3] Thus, Brunei and Malaysia agreed to ceased gas and oil exploration in their disputed offshore and deep water seabeds until a negotiations progress into an agreement over allocation of disputed areas in 2003.[4] In March 2009, a solution was achieved between the two governments when Brunei dropped all claims to Limbang, thus recognising it as a Malaysian territory.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brunei-Malaysia Relations". Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Brunei). Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  2. ^ http://corporate.tourism.gov.my/images/research/pdf/2013/arrival/Tourist_Arrivals_Dec_2013.pdf
  3. ^ R. Haller-Trost (1994). The Brunei-Malaysia Dispute Over Territorial and Maritime Claims in International Law. IBRU. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-1-897643-07-5. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Samuel Blankson (February 2007). The Practical Guide to Total Financial Freedom. Lulu Press Incorporated. pp. 274–. ISBN 978-1-4116-2054-4. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brunei drops all claims to Limbang". The Brunei Times. 17 March 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2013.