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South China Sea could be 'deadliest conflict of our time': Malaysia defence chief - Channel News Asia: Channel...

South China Sea could be 'deadliest conflict of our time': Malaysia defence chief - Channel News Asia: Channel...

SINGAPORE: Malaysia's Minister for Defence Hishammuddin Hussein on Saturday (May 30) warned that the South China Sea conflict could become one of the deadliest conflicts the world has ever known. Mr Hishammuddin addressed defence delegates at the Shangri-La Dialogue, saying new global challenges are emerging from longstanding conflicts, and urging the rule of law be followed in the disputed territory. "If we are not careful it would escalate into one of the deadliest conflict of our time, if not our history," he said. "Just because a region appears to be peaceful and prosperous doesn't mean the prospects of conflict do not arise." The United States and China have openly voiced their opposing views on the sovereignty of the South China Sea, with the US describing China's increasing land reclamation, and the possible deployment of weaponry on artificial islands, as deeply co...

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