Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has raised Malaysia’s continental shelf claims in the South China Sea with the UN. Photo: Reuters
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

What will Beijing do now that Malaysia has discovered the art of the deal in the South China Sea?

  • Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad piles another problem on China with sovereignty claim that pushes into heart of disputed waters
  • While nations argue over their claims to rich resources, a threat to the South China Sea’s ecology needs their collective attention – and quickly

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Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has raised Malaysia’s continental shelf claims in the South China Sea with the UN. Photo: Reuters
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Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and author of "Asia's New Battlefield: US, China and the Struggle for Western Pacific" and the forthcoming "Duterte's Rise"