16 Jun '11, 3pm

Jayakumar: Spratly tensions worrying

Jayakumar: Spratly tensions worrying

The current flaring of tensions over disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea is 'particularly dangerous and disturbing', Professor S. Jayakumar (above) said on Thursday as he called on parties involved to clarify the extent of their claims. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG THE current flaring of tensions over disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea is 'particularly dangerous and disturbing', Professor S. Jayakumar said on Thursday as he called on parties involved to clarify the extent of their claims. Major powers China and the United States must also act to avoid conflict there, he told a conference on joint development and the South China Sea. 'Such periodic escalation of tensions over competing claims is not conducive for regional stability,' said the law and foreign policy veteran, who retired as senior minister last month. He suggested parties work instead ...

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