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Response to Media Queries on Malaysia’s Establishment of a Restricted Area

01 Jan 2019 Media Replies

1.     On 25 December 2018, the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia published a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). By this NOTAM, Malaysia has informed the aviation community of its establishment of a permanent Restricted Area for the purpose of military activities over Pasir Gudang with effect from 2 January 2019.

2.     The Restricted Area being within a controlled and congested airspace will impact the existing and normal operations of aircraft transiting through the airspace. 

3.     We have raised with Malaysia our concerns over the Restricted Area’s adverse impact on civil aviation. Singapore has proposed to meet with Malaysia to discuss its establishment of the Restricted Area.