The Foreign Ministry has admitted, more or less, that the two blocks had been "handed over" to Brunei but only because Brunei has sovereign rights over those oil-rich areas. The Foreign Minister said as much h e r e today.
There's the ICJ to settle overlapping claims between countries (such as the Pulau Batu Putih dispute) but, if I'm reading it right, what Anifah Aman means is Brunei and Malaysia did not have a dispute over the areas or, if they did, the two governments decided to resolve with by having a joint development agreement in the oil-rich blocks.
Either way, it would have been great if the Government had been transparent about the whole thing instead of waiting for someone to blow the cover.
If there's a need for a Royal Commission of Inquiry, this is the one. After the expose by Dr M on his blog, Lim Kit Siang came out asking that Abdullah Ahmad Badawi explain himself. Dollah did but his explanation was lame, as lame as Kit Siang's call for the explanation in the first place. We are talking about a possible loss of USD100 billion in revenues, the possibility of a "Midnight Regulation", a major scandal involving the Prime Minister's Office, the Cabinet, a foreign government, and our national assets and the best anyone came out is, "Pak Lah, explain yourself"?
Call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry, Kit Siang! Do your job without fear and favor!