Land reclamation by China at Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands. Photo: AP

Malaysia must prepare navy for possible conflict in South China Sea, foreign minister warns

  • Saifuddin Abdullah says Kuala Lumpur’s ability to prevent other countries encroaching on its waters is lacking, and military upgrades are needed
  • Malaysia’s stance advocating non-militarisation of the disputed waterway is rhetorical only, analysts say, and there is ‘no substitute for tonnage at sea’
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Land reclamation by China at Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands. Photo: AP
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