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Australia urged engage its Asia Pacific region partners to address Aukus nuclear-powered submarine concerns

PETALING JAYA: Australia should address concerns following its development of nuclear-powered submarines that it is trying to acquire via Aukus, its new trilateral partnership with the United Kingdom and the United States, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

During a courtesy video conference to Dr Wee by the High Commissioner of Australia to Malaysia Dr Justin Lee, Dr Wee said that perceptions of these submarines’ capabilities must be deftly addressed so that Aukus does not cause further shocks to the current relations in the Asia-Pacific.

During their conversation, Dr Wee had also reiterated Malaysia’s impartiality within Asean’s Zone of Peace, Freedom, and Neutrality and commitment to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of

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