Tag: South China Sea

Indonesia beefs up patrols after China fishing boat spat

Indonesia is stepping up sea and aerial patrols of islands near the disputed South China Sea, an official said Saturday, following a diplomatic spat over "trespassing" Chinese vessels. Military aircraft and three warships with some 600 navy, army and air force personnel have been deployed...

Malaysia’s surprise submission over continental shelf limits irks China

A surprise submission by Malaysia to the United Nations over its territorial sea limits in the northern part of the disputed South China Sea has irked China and it is pushing the UN to ignore the claim. Malaysia made the submission to the Commission on...

Ng Eng Hen: Push for multilateral military exercises to counter terrorism

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen pushed for stronger cooperation among Asean military forces amidst growing tensions in the South China Sea. "We have been pushing for multilateral exercises and indeed, we have been doing 18-nation exercises in counterterrorism," Minister Ng said in response to queries...

Dr M: Malaysia “can’t confront” China about South China Sea dispute

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that Malaysia does not have the military power to confront China over its nine-dash line claim on the South China Sea. Dr Mahathir made the statement during a press conference at the 22nd ASEAN-China Summit at IMPACT...

Malaysia and Vietnam must push for COC completion in South China Sea

Malaysia has opened up in the South China Sea (SCS) conflict, showing growing interest in the defence of its territorial integrity which is taken for granted by China. On Oct 17, Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says Kuala Lumpur’s ability to prevent other countries encroaching...

U.S., China should prevent “military incidents” in South China Sea

By Anbound Malaysia In a recent development of the tensions in the South China Sea, Australian navy helicopter pilots claimed Chinese fishing boats hit them with laser beams during a recent Indo-Pacific Endeavour military exercise. Observers accompanying the choppers in the military exercise suspected the laser...

Will the South China Sea conflict be the focus of this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue?

It is clear that the simmering conflict in the South China Sea will be the focus of this year's Shangri-La Dialogue although the forum may unfortunately end without concrete results to solve the tensions between China and the United States in the hotly contested water...

“Dark storm clouds” threaten South China Sea, Ng Eng Hen urges common rules be adopted by countries in the region

Singapore — At the opening of this year’s 12th International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX) Asia on Tuesday, May 14, Singapore’s Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen warned of “dark storm clouds” over the region that could threaten its well being. He urged for...

Why unity and consensus are important for Asean in the SCS conflict

As the Philippines prepares to host the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) and related meetings, from 2-8 August in Manila, the region’s attention is once again the regional grouping’s unity in the South China Sea (SCS). Set in the backdrop of the ASEAN's jubilee in August,...

Up to the Manilla to assert rights over South China Sea: Lawyer

Tomorrow will be exactly a year since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) awarded the Philippines an important victory in its claims that China were encroaching it territorial integrity. This remains one of the most important lawsuit against China regarding its aggressive attitude in the South China...