Yellow silent on Malaysian grab of PH territory
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The Yellows keep ranting that President Duterte hasn’t continued to quarrel with the superpower China to assert our sovereign rights in our exclusive economic zone — ignorant of, or rejecting the fact that not just China, but Vietnam and Taiwan are claiming not just rights but sovereignty over those areas our EEZ encompasses. Thus, as Duterte succinctly put it, “China is claiming it. We are claiming it.” The hypocrisy — or ignorance, feigned or not — of former Foreign Affairs secretary Albert del Rosario and their resource person former Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio, is obvious in the fact that while they have been livid, or pretended to be livid, over China’s alleged aggressiveness in the South China Sea, they have been inexplicably quiet in their hundreds of statements — even in Carpio’s book — over the brazen grab by Malaysia of Philippine territory. And I’m not referring to Sabah.
Tiglao, R. D. (2020, August 10). Yellow silent on Malaysian grab of PH territory. The Manila Times, pp. A1, A5.
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Exclusive economic zone; Territorial waters; Disputes; International law; Law of the sea; Duterte, Rodrigo; del Rosario, Albert; Carpio, Antonio; Aquino, Corazon; Estrada, Joseph; Marcos, Ferdinand; China; Vietnam; Taiwan; South China Sea; Philippines; Malaysia; Sabah; Kalayaan Island Group (KIG); Celerio Reef
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