Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah. Photo: AP

Malaysia won’t back down on sensitive issues even as it bolsters economic ties with China, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says

  • On the South China Sea dispute, Saifuddin said Malaysia’s view was it should be resolved by talks between Beijing and the 10-member Asean bloc
  • Saifuddin said the Mahathir administration was also following ‘the Uygur story very closely’
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Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah. Photo: AP
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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.