Selangor Journal

Nation to be on guard against threat from presence of China fighter jet

BY: HAFIZAN TAIB
SHAH ALAM, APR 12: The country must take precautionary measures concerning the presence of China fighter jet on an island in the South China Sea.
Lumut Member of Parliament, Mohamad Imran Abdul Hamid said, it is unlikely that the presence of a fighter jet from the country of the great wall would cause any unwanted incidence threatening nearby countries, although doubted by America (US).
“There is in fact a Chinese military development area on the island but that is normal and it (is believed) does not affect anything,” he said to SelangorKini.
Commenting further, he said we must pay attention to the issue nevertheless, as it involves two world powers, China and US, who would surely strive to build their own stronghold.
“When two elephants (China and US) fight (if it happens), we shall see what happen,” he said.
REUTERS reported that a Chinese fighter jet was recorded on a man-made island on the South China Sea, the first sighting in a year since US President, Donald Trump took over the White House.
The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative Agency (AMTI) which is a part of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington has said, the J-11 fighter jet was seen in a satellite image recorded last March 29 on Woody Island in the Paracel islands.
The news about the jet appeared when Trump was in Florida for a meeting with China’s President, Xi Jinping last week, and he expressed US’s concerns on China’s military and territorial efforts in the South China Sea.
AMTI Director, Greg Poling was reported as saying that the single jet’s image raised questions on the possibility of the presence of more jets in the area.

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