Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Malaysia’s Anti-Personnel Mines Act (2000) provides:
(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other written law and subject to section 4, no person shall
(a) place an anti-personnel mine under, in, on or near the ground or other surface area with the intent to cause the explosion of the anti-personnel mine;
(b) develop, produce or otherwise acquire, stockpile, retain, possess or transfer to anyone, directly or indirectly, anti-personnel mines; or
(c) assist, encourage or induce, in any way, any person to engage in any activity prohibited by this Act.
(2) Except as authorised by the Minister and subject to compliance with other written laws relating to import and export, no person shall import or export anti-personnel mines. 
Malaysia, Anti-Personnel Mines Act, 2000, Article 3.
In a speech before the UN General Assembly in December 1994, Malaysia became one of the first nations in the world to call for an immediate and total ban on anti-personnel landmines. Malaysia voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996, 1997 and 1998. 
Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-Free World, available at
As a member of ASEAN, Malaysia was a co-signatory of the final declaration of the 12th EU-ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting, held in Singapore in February 1997, during which the parties
agreed to attach a high priority to efforts to deal with the suffering and destruction caused by the indiscriminate use of anti-personnel mines and called on states to work towards an agreement banning the use, stockpile, production and transfer of [anti-personnel landmines]. 
Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-Free World, available at
Malaysia attended all the preparatory meetings which led to the adoption of a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines. It endorsed the Final Declaration of the Brussels Conference on Anti-personnel Landmines in June 1997, attended as a full participant the Oslo negotiations in September 1997 and subsequently signed the Ottawa Convention on Anti-Personnel Mines on 3 December 1997. At the treaty signing conference in Ottawa, Canada,, Ambassador Dato’ Abdullah Zawawi B. Haji Mohamed, stated:
The landmines problem is first and foremost a humanitarian problem. Malaysia is firm in its conviction that the humanitarian impact of antipersonnel mines far outweighs their military utility and economics. 
Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-Free World, available at; Statement by Ambassador Dato’ Abdullah Zawawi B. Haji Mohamed, High Commissioner for Malaysia to Canada, at the Ottawa Convention Signing Ceremony, Ottawa, 2–4 December 1997.