Malaysia to summon China Ambassador to explain 16 PLAAF aircrafts’ intrusion into Malaysian air space

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PUTRAJAYA JUNE 1: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will issue a diplomatic note of protest against the intrusion of 16 aircrafts belonging to the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) of the People’s Republic of China into Malaysian air space over the Malaysian Maritime Zone (MMZ) on 31st May 2021.

Its Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, referring to the statement issued by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) on the incident, the Ministry will also summon the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Malaysia to provide explanation regarding this breach of the Malaysian airspace and sovereignty by the 16 PLAAF aircrafts.

“In addition I will also relay Malaysia’s serious concern on the matter to my counterpart in China.

“Malaysia’s stand is clear-having friendly diplomatic relations with any country does not mean that we will compromise our national security. Malaysia remains steadfast in defending our dignity and our sovereignty,” Hishammuddin said in a statement here today. – Malaysia World News

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