Energy fight in disputed sea draws US, Chinese warships

It is unclear how much recoverable oil and gas is in the disputed energy blocks at the heart of the stand-off in the South China Sea, but the threat posed by Beijing could see Petronas robbed of drilling opportunities at a time when Malaysia’s economy is struggling. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 23, 2020.

A FIVE-NATION face-off involving US and Chinese warships has emerged from Malaysia’s bid to explore energy blocks in the South China Sea, reports Bloomberg.

Petronas last December contracted a vessel to explore two areas in waters also claimed by Vietnam and China. The two countries immediately deployed ships to shadow the vessel.

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