Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad: “I think there should not be too many warships. Warships create tension.” Photo: SCMP Picture

Forget the warships: Malaysian PM Mahathir’s peace formula for South China Sea

‘Someday, somebody might make some mistakes and there will be a fight, some ships will be lost, and there might be a war,’ warns the Malaysian prime minister

Topic |   South China Sea

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Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad: “I think there should not be too many warships. Warships create tension.” Photo: SCMP Picture
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.