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Malaysia Aims To Be In IMO Council For Seventh Straight Term

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PETALING JAYA - Malaysia is seeking re-election to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the seventh consecutive term, the Transport Minister said.

Hoping that Malaysia could continue playing a role in creating safer seas and sustainable maritime transport for the global maritime industry, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Malaysia would submit its candidacy at the 30th IMO general assembly being held in London from yesterday to Dec 6.

“As one of the leading players in Asean’s growing maritime sector, Malaysia is strongly committed to playing our part in enhancing the standards of safety and security, not to mention promoting greater international cooperation among maritime nations,” he said in a statement issued on Sunday.

Liow, who is representing Malaysia at the IMO general assembly, said Malaysia is focused on upholding IMO’s international standards and regulations as well as supporting its capacity building and technical cooperation programmes.

Malaysia has been an IMO member since 1971 and has served the IMO council for six consecutive terms since the 2006/2007 term.