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Centre for Ocean Law And Policy (OLAP)

Welcome to Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) official website! The Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) – formerly known as Malaysian Institute of Maritime Affairs - is a policy research institute set up by the Malaysian Government to look into matters relating to Malaysia's interest at sea, and to serve as a national focal point for research in the maritime sector.


For 2012, OLAP carried out the following projects:

  1. Marine Electronic Highway Beyond The Demonstration Project: Sustainability and Challenges
    (Sharina Shaukat)
  2. PCASP: Legal Considerations and Options for Malaysia
    (Sharina Shaukat & Melda Malek)
  3. Assessing Malaysia’s Preparedness to Accede to the Protocol of 2005 to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA 2005)
    (Melda Malek)
  4. Assessing China’s Historic Claim in the South China Sea: Implication to Malaysia
    (Melda Malek)
  5. Improving the perception of value of Malaysian maritime legal services
    (Amy Aai)
  6. Liability and compensation regime for transboundary oil damage resulting from offshore exploration and exploitation activities
    (Amy Aai)
  7. Proposal for a separate limit of liability for ships less than 300 tons pursuant to S360(7) Merchant Shipping (Amendment and Extension) Act 2011
    (Amy Aai)

To view summaries of the projects, please click HERE

For 2013, OLAP carried out the following research projects:

  1. Straits of Malacca: Legal and Institutional Framework
  2. Trafficking in Persons: Analysis of relevant provisions in the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007
  3. Exploring the Commons: Mining in the International Seabed Area
  4. Review of Marine Environmental Laws
  5. Proposed legal and institutional framework for regulation of OTEC development
  6. South China Sea: A hodgepodge of legal issues
  7. Joint development arrangements/ prospects in the South China Sea

**To view the description of the projects, please click HERE

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