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Malaysia

In a statement to the 2021 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the Foreign Minister of Malaysia, Saifuddin Abdullah, welcomed the entry into force of the TPNW and said that the Treaty 'further strengthens the global norms that nuclear weapons are unacceptable'.[1]

SIGNATURE
20 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
30 Sep 2020 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 17 Feb 2021
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2021
(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compliant
Test Compliant
Possess or stockpile Compliant
(b) Transfer Compliant
(c) Receive transfer or control Compliant
(d) Use Compliant
Threaten to use Compliant
(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compliant
(f) Seek or receive assistance Compliant
(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compliant
TPNW voting and participation
2021 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2020 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2019 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2018 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations Yes
Share of women in TPNW negotiations 40%
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards Agreement Yes
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol No
Additional Protocol No (Signed 2005)
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Bangkok)
Member of the CD Yes

Latest developments

In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Malaysia pledged to 'continue its constructive engagement' in the lead-up to the First Meeting of States Parties in 2022.2 It also called 'on all States to become Party to the TPNW as a manifestation of their commitment towards nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, and, more importantly, for a safer and secure world'.3

Malaysia was one of the co-sponsors of the 2021 UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW, which called 'upon all States that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Treaty at the earliest possible date'.4

Recommendations

  • Malaysia should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Malaysia should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
  • Malaysia should bring into force its Additional Protocol with the IAEA.
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