Malaysia scrambles jets to intercept Chinese planes

2nd Jun, 2021

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his handout photo from the Royal Malaysian Air Force taken on May 31, 2021 and released on June 1 shows a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia scrambled jets to intercept 16 Chinese military aircraft off the country’s coast in the South China Sea, a rare incident that the foreign minister angrily denounced on Tuesday as an “intrusion”. It took place on Monday off the Malaysian part of Borneo island over the fiercely contested waters, where China and Malaysia have overlapping territorial claims.

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