Malaysia: Wrecks

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered am ar 23 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Llafur, North Durham

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what discussions he has had with his Malaysian counterpart on the wrecks of HMS (a) Prince of Wales and (b) Repulse.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Llafur, North Durham

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether the Malaysian authorities have requested assistance from his Department in their investigations into the illegal salvage of HMS Prince of Wales.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Malaysian authorities are in the process of conducting a wide-ranging investigation into the illegal salvage of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse. The Ministry of Defence and British High Commission are in close contact with Malaysian authorities and continue to push for a quick investigation as well as the release of the artefacts back into British hands.

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