Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia’s overseas minister, condemned the “intrusion” by the Chinese language plane final week.
The nation scrambled jets on Might 31 to visually verify Chinese language planes detected inside 60 nautical miles of the jap Malaysian state of Sarawak, flying in a “tactical formation”.
Malaysia recognized the plane as Ilyushin Il-76s and Xian Y-20s.
Nevertheless, a Chinese language navy supply advised the South China Morning Put up Beijing solely dispatched two transport plane to the South China Sea.
The supply insisted their mission was to ship important provides to troopers stationed in Chinese language-held territory.
China’s embassy in Kuala Lumpur additionally insisted the planes have been conducting “routine flight coaching”, “didn’t goal any nation” and had “strictly abided by” worldwide legislation with out violating different international locations’ airspace.