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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS WILL ISSUE A DIPLOMATIC PROTEST AND SUMMON THE AMBASSADOR OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs refers to the statement issued by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) regarding the intrusion of 16 aircraft belonging to the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) of the People’s Republic of China into Malaysian airspace over the Malaysian Maritime Zone (MMZ).
Based on the report received from RMAF, the Ministry will issue a diplomatic note of protest against the intrusion to the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
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 aircraft.
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 countries does not mean that we will compromise our national security. Malaysia remains steadfast in defending our dignity and our sovereignty.
YB DATO’ SERI HISHAMMUDDIN HUSSEIN PUTRAJAYA 1 JUNE 2021