Tag Archives: Malaysia

Now, it’s China vs Malaysia – The Manila Times Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will lodge a diplomatic protest against an alleged incursion by a Chinese Coast Guard ship into its waters off Borneo island in the disputed South China Sea, a top naval official said on Tuesday amid a continuing standoff with the vessel. Navy chief Abdul Aziz Jaafar said that since late 2014, intrusions […]

Malaysia Wakes Up to China

The Journal got the scoop Monday that the Malaysian government will loudly protest the Chinese coast guard’s incursions into its exclusive economic zone. National Security Minister Shahidan Kassim said in an interview that Prime Minister Najib Razak will raise the issue personally with Chinese President Xi Jinping.   Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/malaysia-wakes-up-to-china-1433892739

China now tussling with Malaysia in S China Sea

A Chinese coast guard vessel has been accused of encroaching on Malaysia’s territorial waters in the South China Sea. Malaysia’s Borneo Post reported Wednesday that a patrol boat of the China Coast Guard ha4 been detected encroaching on the waters surrounding the Luconia Shoals, which are administered by Malaysia but also claimed by China and […]

China Coast Guard vessel found at Luconia Shoals Read

MIRI: China has been detected encroaching on Malaysian waters at the Luconia Shoals, which are known as Gugusan Beting Patinggi Ali, located just 84 nautical miles from the coast here. It is understood that a Chinese Coast Guard vessel has been anchored in the area for about two years. “I had a meeting with the […]

Lifting the Veil on Asia’s Greatest Fear: A Deadly Arms Race

Last month, Thailand’s navy requested funding for a submarine program which, when finalized, will make it the region’s eighth submarine-equipped nation—joining Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, India, and Australia. The Philippines, Thailand, and Bangladesh, meanwhile, have all expressed interest in acquiring submarine fleets. As tensions in the South China Sea continue to escalate, this arms race […]

China’s expansion in the South China Sea: should Malaysia be worried? — Voon Zhen Yi

MAY 16 — In the past few days, tensions once again resurfaced in the South China Sea surrounding the disputed Spratly Islands, of which several countries — namely Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan and Brunei — contest. Last Tuesday, it was revealed that the United States Navy was considering sending ships and aircraft close to […]

41 Years in the Making: Why China’s South China Sea Plan Will Fail

While China’s recent assertiveness in the South China Sea might shock and surprise today’s observers, its behavior has actually been remarkably consistent over recent decades. China first exercised its power in the region in January 1974 when it ejected South Vietnam from the Crescent Islands. In March 1988, the Chinese Navy clashed with Vietnamese vessels, […]

Malaysia urges Beijing’s cooperation in South China Sea

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia has called for China to cooperate with Southeast Asia in speeding up talks on a set of rules in the disputed South China Sea, where Beijing’s island-building activities have sparked international alarm. Foreign Minister Anifah Aman, whose country hosts a regional summit next week, also cautioned rival claimants to the […]

Vietnam, Australia call for ‘self-restraint’, warn against force in South China Sea

Vietnam and Australia today called for “self-restraint” in the South China Sea and warned against the unilateral use of force – an obvious reference to China’s increasingly aggressive presence that has stirred concerns across the disputed region. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung – who met Australian counterpart Tony Abbott in Canberra to sign deals […]

With the U.S. distracted, China builds ‘The Mischief Islands’

As if there aren’t enough territorial disputes the world over, China is — literally — manufacturing a new one in the South China Sea by transforming a series of lonely reefs into small islands. Where nautical charts once identified bumps in the sea as Mischief Reef, Gaven Reef and others, China is dredging massive amounts […]