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

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’

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