YM Raja Datuk Malik Saripulazan

Linggi Base Sdn Bhd
Former Director General Marine Department Malaysia

Raja Datuk Malik, involved in deep sea service in the Merchant Navy from 1968 to 1976. After obtaining the Masters Foreign-going Certificate of Competency from Board of Trade UK, he joined the Malaysian Civil Service as a Marine Officer of the Marine Department Malaysia in 1977 and was engaged as the Master of MV Pedoman where he was responsible for the installation and maintenance of marine aids to navigation in the Straits of Malacca and off the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. During this time, he was associated with the Four Nations Joint Current and Tidal Studies for the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, as well as the development of the Common Datum Chart. 

From 1979 to 1998, he had served as a harbour master for the States in Northern, Central and Eastern Region, before engaged as the Head of the Centre of Ocean Law and Policy from 1994 to 1996 at the Maritime Institute of Malaysia.

Following his return to Marine Department in 1998, he was promoted to Director General and remained so until 2006. He has also carried out duties of the Registrar General of Ships, Surveyor General of Ships, Principle Receiver of Wrecks and Principle Examiner of Master and Mates. He was the Chairman of the Light Dues Board, a trust fund for the establishment and maintenance of aids to navigation and the Central Mercantile Marine Fund for the development of seafarers. From 2004 to 2005, he was the Chairman of the 1971 FUND Administrative Council with its headquarters in London, which dealt with the incident-related matters associated with compensation for oil spills damages.

From 2006 to 2010, he was the Maritime Attaché based at the High Commission of Malaysia in London, during which time he represented Malaysia at the meeting of the IMO as the Alternate Permanent Representative. From 2010 to 2012, he was engaged as the Project Manager for the construction of the Marine Electronic Highway for the Straits of Malacca and Singapore which was a GEF/IBRD/IMO Project with the World Bank as the Implementing Agency and IMO as the Executing Agency. Immediately thereafter, he joined to be the Advisor to TAG Marine and the Chairman for Linggi Base Sdn Bhd.