US navy ships in the South China Sea. Malaysia is wary of the waters becoming the site of a great power rivalry between America and China. Photo: EPA-EFE

Malaysia flags US-China rivalry and jihadist fighters as key threats in first ever defence white paper

  • Minister Mohamad Sabu unveils document to lawmakers with warning that competition between the superpowers is likely to intensify
  • Opposition MPs say paper is short on funding details as Malaysia struggles to keep up with spending by its neighbours
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US navy ships in the South China Sea. Malaysia is wary of the waters becoming the site of a great power rivalry between America and China. Photo: EPA-EFE
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