I am worried that the South China Sea could be the next Lebanon, Syria or Afghanistan, where world powers fight proxy battles in someone else’s backyard.
We have much to lose if a larger country tramples over our region. We would do well to pre-empt this impending tragedy. The issue should be resolved at the Asean-China level.
Rodrigo Duterte, president-elect of the Philippines, might hold the key to cool rising temperatures if he plays the right card (“Beijing makes ‘friendly overture to Duterte’,” June 9).
Hua Tye Swee
(From the Straits Times/ANN)