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The Establishment of MMEA

Chronology

21 April 1999

Study to establish a law enforcement agency in Malaysia started.

August 21, 2002

Cabinet approved the establishment of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.


16 April 2003

Tim Nucleus formed as a pilot effort to realize the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.

July 2004

Maritime Enforcement Agency Act 2004 (Act 633) enacted.

February 15, 2005

Maritime Enforcement Agency Act 2004 (Act 633) enacted. This date was also declared as the formal establishment of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and used as MMEA Anniversary.

October 10, 2005

Deputy Prime Minister MMEA complete soft launching to introduce agency.

October 30, 2005

Agency began operations in the Malaysian Maritime Zone with emphasis given to the Straits of Malacca.

March 21, 2006

Official Launching of MMEA by Y.A.B. Deputy Prime Minister, Y.A.B. Dato 'Sri Najib Tun Razak.

June 6, 2006

Effective Date for the MMEA took over Maritime Search and Rescue coordinator of the Marine Department of Malaysia for Search and Rescue operations in the area of responsibility.