- Unusually strong statement by Malaysia takes issue with Beijing for claiming it had no right to seek establishment of continental shelf in northern waters
- Move reflects Malaysia’s rejection of China’s ‘nine-dash line’
Subi reef, one of several islands claimed by China in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA
A battle of diplomatic notes to the United Nations between claimants in the South China Sea dispute has taken a fresh turn, with Malaysia rebuking China for claiming Kuala Lumpur had no right to seek the establishment of its continental shelf in the northern part of the waters.