But perhaps Ismail Sabri would like to be more transparent to the public?
China survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8 is still sailing yesterday in Malaysian waters only 200 miles (325km) off our coast.
Data from ship-tracking website Marine Traffic showed the ship’s latest position and its continuing movement in a hash-shaped pattern, according to a report this morning by The Straits Times of Singapore.
An armed Chinese coastguard vessel accompanies the government ship.
Deployed close to where Haiyang Dizhi 8 has been operating this past week are three American warships — USS Barry, a destroyer (see badass video above); USS America, an amphibious assault ship and USS Bunker Hill, a guided missile cruiser.
HMAS Parramatta, a Royal Australian Navy long-range frigate has joined the American warships as part of their combined military exercise, said Australia’s defence department yesterday.
That’s a lot of firepower congregating in the South China Sea — an ocean which the ex-CEO of Malaysia China Business Council, Hew Kuan Yau (the face of DAP ceramahs) said belongs to China.
West Capella, a drill ship contracted to Petronas, is also in the vicinity. What a party. While those of us on land are locked down, those at sea are busy, busy, busy.
BELOW: Amphibious assault ship USS America allows helicopters as well as ospreys (helicopter-airplane hybrid) to land in the middle of the ocean