Malaysia re-elected as IMO council member

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2: Malaysia has been re-elected as a council member (Category C) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), for the 10th consecutive term since 2005.

Announcing this in a statement here today, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said Malaysia garnered 134 votes to secure the 10th position among IMO council members (Category C) in the biennial election for 2024-2025 held in London, United Kingdom.

“This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of colleagues from the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marine Department, Port Authorities, and the fraternity of the Malaysian shipping line,” he said.

He said Malaysia remained committed to developing human capital and enhancing capabilities for its fellow IMO member states, especially Small Island Developing States (SIDs) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Malaysia will also focus on developing green fuel bunkering capacity to align with the global sustainability agenda, making it more appealing for vessels’ stopovers, while the gender equality agenda will continue to be supported for IMO member states in the Asia-Pacific region.

“As a recent milestone, we certified the first woman harbor pilot for Tanjung Pelepas Port,” he added.