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South China Sea

Malaysia summons Chinese ambassador over South China Sea vessels

Ismail Sabri government wades into dispute, vowing to defend sovereignty

A Chinese vessel anchored in the South China Sea is observed by the Philippine Coast Guard in April 2021. Malaysia has also complained about alleged encroachment by Chinese ships. (File photo by Philippine Coast Guard/AFP/Jiji) 

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian government summoned China's ambassador to formally protest alleged encroachment into its South China Sea waters by Chinese vessels, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday.

Despite overt displays of warm ties earlier this year, Putrajaya registered its strong objection in a meeting with Ambassador Ouyang Yujing on Monday. The ministry said it had detected the presence of Chinese vessels, including a survey ship, in Malaysia's exclusive economic zone off the coasts of its Bornean states.

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