Kuala Lumpur: China is not deterring its antics. Now he has infiltrated Malaysian airspace, about which Kuala Lumpur has taken a tough stand. Malaysia will now summon the Chinese ambassador and register its diplomatic protest.
China will have to give clarification
The Malaysian government has decided that it will summon the Chinese ambassador to register a diplomatic protest against the intrusion of 16 Chinese military aircraft into its airspace. Foreign Minister Hishamuddin Hussein said on Tuesday that he would summon the Chinese ambassador to seek an explanation for the violation of Malaysian airspace and its sovereignty.
“Malaysia’s stand is clear, having friendly relations with any country does not mean that we will compromise on our national security,” Hussain said in a statement. He said that he would apprise his Chinese counterpart of Malaysia’s serious concern on the matter.
Air Limit violation
So far China has not given any reaction on this. Malaysia’s air force said that 16 Chinese military aircraft made a tactical flight over the South China Sea and violated the limits of its airspace.
The air force said on Monday its radar detected Chinese military planes strategically taking off near Malaysia’s airspace in the eastern Sarawak state on the island of Borneo.
He said the Chinese aircraft headed for Malaysia-ruled Lusonia Shoals and came about 60 nautical miles from the Sarawat coast. The Malaysian Air Force sent its planes to identify them after military planes failed an attempt.
Increased tension in the Area
The Air Force later found that Chinese military aircraft were flying at an altitude of 23 to 27 thousand feet. The Air Force said in a statement that the incident poses a serious threat to Malaysia’s sovereignty and flight safety.
China has been claiming almost the entire South China Sea on a historical basis. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam also claim the region. Tension has increased in the area after China built several man-made islands and converted them into military posts.