Complain to UN Security Council

Datuk Idris Buang

KUCHING: Malaysia should lodge a complaint or protest with the United Nations (UN) Security Council and also with the UN itself regarding the encroachment of 16 Chinese military aircrafts into Malaysian airspace on Monday.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Information chief Datuk Idris Buang said Malaysia has to use its right as a member of the UN to make this protest under the UN rules.

“Secondly, Malaysia should lodge a protest with the Chinese Embassy over the incident and ask for its explanation, and then also warn China not to repeat the incident and to respect the sovereignty of Malaysia as an independent nation and a sovereign supreme nation of its own,” he said today.

Additionally, he opined that Asean and the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) should not just be an economic forum but also a security forum for the region.

He added the Foreign Affairs Ministry should consider mooting this idea to get Asean and BIMP-EAGA summits to make a resolution that there should be proper collaboration in terms of national security and defence.

“I would love to see Singapore and Indonesia making the same move as well,” Idris said, reasoning that if China could intrude into Malaysia, it could also do the same to Singapore and Indonesia.

“But in the meantime, we urge China not to bully smaller nations because in modern times we should not have this idea that might is right – no such thing,” he said.

He stressed that power should not be displayed in such a manner as to intimidate smaller nations.

“The superpowers such as China, Russia and the United States should be for the good of the world and not to intimidate or undermine the safety and peace of smaller nations,” he said.