Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 28 October 2011

Malaysia signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 22 April 1999, becoming a State Party on 1 October 2009. Malaysia has never used, produced, or exported antipersonnel mines. It previously imported and stockpiled antipersonnel mines. Legislation to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically took effect on 25 June 2000. Malaysia submitted its sixth Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 3 May 2006. Malaysia has submitted subsequent annual reports, but they have consisted only of a cover page.

Malaysia completed destruction of its stockpile of 94,721 mines on 23 January 2001, well in advance of its October 2003 treaty-mandated deadline. Malaysia chose not to retain any mines for training or development purposes.

Malaysia served as co-rapporteur and then co-chair of the Standing Committee on Stockpile Destruction from 1999–2001.

Malaysia attended the Tenth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty in Geneva in November–December 2010 and the intersessional Standing Committee meetings in Geneva in June 2011.

Malaysia is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.