Vietnamese fishing boats are seen detained in Malaysian territorial waters in Kelantan on Monday. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency / Handout via Reuters Vietnamese fishing boats are seen detained in Malaysian territorial waters in Kelantan on Monday. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency / Handout via Reuters
Vietnamese fishing boats are seen detained in Malaysian territorial waters in Kelantan on Monday. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency / Handout via Reuters

South China Sea clash raises Vietnam-Malaysia tensions after fisherman shot dead

  • The incident took place on Sunday after Malaysia’s coastguard attempted to inspect two Vietnamese boats deemed to be engaged in illegal fishing
  • Analysts have raised concerns over the implications for relations within Asean – as well as the region’s ties with China

Topic |   South China Sea
Vietnamese fishing boats are seen detained in Malaysian territorial waters in Kelantan on Monday. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency / Handout via Reuters Vietnamese fishing boats are seen detained in Malaysian territorial waters in Kelantan on Monday. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency / Handout via Reuters
Vietnamese fishing boats are seen detained in Malaysian territorial waters in Kelantan on Monday. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency / Handout via Reuters
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