Ligitan

Ligitan is a small island in Tawau, Sabah, located east of the island of Borneo, in the Celebes Sea. In the past, the island was at the centre of a territorial dispute between Malaysia and Indonesia. The matter was brought for adjudication before the International Court of Justice and, at the end of 2002, the Court awarded the island along with the island of Sipadan to Malaysia, on the basis of the "effective occupation" displayed by the latter's predecessor (Malaysia's former colonial power, Great Britain) and the absence of any other superior title. The Philippines had applied to intervene in the proceedings on the basis of its claim to Northern Borneo, but its request was turned down by the Court early in 2001.

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Ligitan - Further Reading
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Indonesia–Malaysia Border - Disputes - Sipadan and Ligitan
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Foreign Relations Of Malaysia - International Disputes - Ligitan, Sipadan and Ambalat
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Ambalat - Sovereignty Dispute - Territorial Claims - Indonesia
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North Borneo Dispute - Developments
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