MALAYSIA SAYS IT WILL SUMMON CHINA’S AMBASSADOR AFTER 16 CHINESE MILITARY AIRCRAFT FLEW OVER DISPUTED WATERS OFF ITS EASTERN STATE OF SARAWAK.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 3, 2021
Malaysia says it will summon China’s ambassador after sixteen Chinese Military aircraft flew over disputed waters off its Eastern State of Sarawak.
Fighter jets were Scrambled to intercept the transport planes on Monday after detecting suspicious activity over the South China Sea.
Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry described the Manoeure as a serious threat to national sovereignty.
China, however said its aircraft had abided by international law.
Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei, Taiwan and Vietnam all contest China’s claim to almost all of the South China Sea.
The row has rumbled on for decades, but tensions have increased in recent years.