Lighthouse construction in disputed waters stopped

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According to an HIS Jane’s 360 report, Malaysia has started to take down the foundations of a lighthouse it was building in disputed waters. The area, off the Kalimantan coast, is claimed by Malaysia and Indonesia. “Tensions between Indonesia and Malaysia emerged in May 2014 after Malaysia attempted to construct the lighthouse near Tanjung Datu, West Kalimantan, in waters claimed by both countries. Indonesia said that the Royal Malaysian Navy dispatched a warship to accompany the civilian vessels involved in the construction work,” the Janes’ report said. The move will likely help improve bilateral relations between Malaysia and Indonesia.

MCT

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