Legal practitioners and students involved in maritime law or law of the sea will find Legal Regime of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore useful as it highlights not only the importance and complexity of the legal regime of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore but also the legitimate rights and interests of other Straits States with similar systems. In doing so, the book touches upon and seeks to provide suggestions as to how the members of the international community can seek to reconcile their interests and sovereignty with freedom of navigation through the Straits. This has proven in recent times to be a delicate legal and political process and to its great credit this book identifies the issues and raises questions as to the application of the law and how contemporary challenges on matters such as jurisdiction, conflicts of law and interests can be addressed. As environmental issues are rapidly becoming major concerns to many countries, the book also discusses the effects of marine pollution, the importance of balancing ecosystem preservation and the maintenance of vital economic activity and international relations, an example of which can be found in the discussion of the high profile Exxon-Valdez incident. This book includes cross references to case law of international adjudicatory bodies and the conventions, protocols, rules, regulations, codes, resolutions, programmes and guidelines developed by the United Nations and its specialised agencies that deal with the law of the sea and matters connected therewith. Articles of interest written by the author, some previously published by established journals on maritime legal issues, have been included in the appendix for further reading.