Indonesian consul's claims on cabatoge policy hampering trade inaccurate, confusing — Wee

19/5/2022 9:28:00 PM

Indonesian consul's claims on cabatoge policy hampering trade inaccurate, confusing — Wee - Bernama

Indonesian consul's claims on cabatoge policy hampering trade inaccurate, confusing — Wee - Bernama

PUTRAJAYA (May 19): The statement by Muhammad Muhsinin Dolisada, an Indonesian Consul in Sabah, pertaining to the use of wooden hull ships and smaller vessels in Malaysian and Indonesian waters by linking them with the cabotage policy is inaccurate and confusing, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said.Wee said Muhammad had erred in his statement, published by several media organisations, by linking the issue with Malaysia’s cabotage policy, adding that instead, it pertained to non-convention vessels from

PUTRAJAYA (May 19): The statement by Muhammad Muhsinin Dolisada, an Indonesian Consul in Sabah, pertaining to the use of wooden hull ships and smaller vessels in Malaysian and Indonesian waters by linking them with the cabotage policy is inaccurate and confusing, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said.

Wee said Muhammad had erred in his statement, published by several media organisations, by linking the issue with Malaysia’s cabotage policy, adding that instead, it pertained to non-convention vessels from Indonesia.The statement, among others, quoted Muhammad as saying that trade in the waters off Tawau and Kalimantan, Indonesia was currently done with wooden hull ships and smaller vessels, which are not recognised under International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations, and that under cabotage limits, IMO restricts trade to be conducted with steel hull vessels.

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Claims on cabotage policy hampering trade inaccurate – WeeThe claim was made by the Indonesian consul in Sabah. Tu lah politikus negaraku ie memekak pasal isu ni tak habis2 tapi takde penyelesaian yang baik & manfaat kepada negara & rakyat!!! Just give us the accurate one wee no need to beat the bush 🤣

A PUTRAJAYA (May 19): The statement by Muhammad Muhsinin Dolisada, an Indonesian Consul in Sabah, pertaining to the use of wooden hull ships and smaller vessels in Malaysian and Indonesian waters by linking them with the cabotage policy is inaccurate and confusing, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said."I am impressed with the achievements of LPA in 2021 where for the first time in history, it recorded RM5."We are now in the transition to the endemic phase of Covid-19 and we have the same goals to see countries worldwide recover economically and reopen their international borders," said the Transport Minister on his Facebook after receiving a courtesy visit from International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) president Salvatore Sciacchitano and his delegation at the ministry in Putrajaya on Thursday (May 19).Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong clarified that the Indonesian Consulate-General's claims on cabotage policy governing trade vessels between Malaysia and Indonesia had been inaccurate.

Wee said Muhammad had erred in his statement, published by several media organisations, by linking the issue with Malaysia’s cabotage policy, adding that instead, it pertained to non-convention vessels from Indonesia. The statement, among others, quoted Muhammad as saying that trade in the waters off Tawau and Kalimantan, Indonesia was currently done with wooden hull ships and smaller vessels, which are not recognised under International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations, and that under cabotage limits, IMO restricts trade to be conducted with steel hull vessels. "This is an extraordinary achievement especially in a pandemic situation," said the Transport Minister in a Facebook post on Thursday (May 19). In a statement on Thursday, Wee clarified that the cabotage policy is regulated under the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 (MSO 1952) and not under IMO’s regulations. "I expressed our commitment to supporting ICAO's efforts to develop global aviation safely and sustainability. He said subsection 65L (3) of the MSO 1952 provides an exemption from Section 65L to Malaysian registered vessels with a net weight under 15 tonnes, licensed under Section 475 MSO 1952 (boat licence); licensed under MSO 1960 (Sabah) and (Sarawak); and owned or leased by Malaysian government, State government or port authority. He was in Labuan for a work visit and attended the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration with the LPA management and staff. Wee said the cabotage policy involves the recognition of trading certificates for non-convention vessels that are typically vessels below 500 gross tonnage from Indonesia which are mostly used to conduct barter trade. He said the Transport Ministry will continue to monitor the issue, while the Marine Department has been instructed to explain the matter to the Indonesian consulate-general in Sabah.

He said in December 2018, Malaysia, along with eight other ASEAN nations, with the exception of Myanmar then, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Mutual Recognition of Certificates for Non-Convention Vessels (NCV). Kamalanathan and general manager Mizool Amir Mat Derus. The delegation also included the organisation's Asia-Pacific director Ma Tao. Under this MoU, Malaysia recognises the NCV certification as prescribed by the central maritime administration of the respective flag state. Wee said the Maritime Department allowed the entry of NVCs from Indonesia into Malaysian ports with the condition that they comply and possess the necessary safety certificates, as prescribed by the Indonesian Directorate General of Sea Communications, to be carried onboard Indonesian NCVs. Article type: free. “This is practised throughout Malaysia in managing barter trading vessels from Indonesia, including Sabah and Sarawak,” he said. Subscribe to Mid-day email alert We deliver news to your inbox daily . He added that in December 2018, Malaysia together with eight other Asean member states (except Myanmar then) signed an MOU on the Mutual Recognition of Certificates for Non-Convention Vessels (NCV).