A Chinese coastguard ship sails along Whitsun Reef in the Spratly Islands in April. Malaysian officials have also complained about Chinese coastguard vessels loitering around the South Luconia Shoals off Sarawak. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard via EPA-EFE
A Chinese coastguard ship sails along Whitsun Reef in the Spratly Islands in April. Malaysian officials have also complained about Chinese coastguard vessels loitering around the South Luconia Shoals off Sarawak. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard via EPA-EFE

Malaysia summons Chinese envoy for second time since June, over vessels in South China Sea

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs says ambassador Ouyang Yujing was summoned on Monday to ‘protest’ presence of Chinese ships in Malaysia’s exclusive economic zone
  • Kuala Lumpur has long sought to keep ties with its biggest trading partner on an even keel, despite tense episodes in the waters off Sabah and Sarawak

Topic |   South China Sea
A Chinese coastguard ship sails along Whitsun Reef in the Spratly Islands in April. Malaysian officials have also complained about Chinese coastguard vessels loitering around the South Luconia Shoals off Sarawak. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard via EPA-EFE
A Chinese coastguard ship sails along Whitsun Reef in the Spratly Islands in April. Malaysian officials have also complained about Chinese coastguard vessels loitering around the South Luconia Shoals off Sarawak. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard via EPA-EFE
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