Regional superpower’ has encroached into Malaysia’s maritime territory: DPM Ahmad Zahid

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KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – A regional superpower has encroached into maritime territory by constructing airstrips, jetties and other facilities on three atolls just 155km from Sabah, says Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Without naming the superpower concerned, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid said the country’s motives of building the facilities 3,218km from its mainland were questionable.

“To claim this part of the South China Sea as theirs due to historical narrative is invalid,” Dr Ahmad Zahid said when opening the Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) congress in Kota Kinabalu on Saturday (Nov 14).

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