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All powers welcome to operate in international waterways to maintain region's security: Ng Eng Hen

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All powers that want to contribute to the security of the region are welcome to operate in international waterways, Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Wednesday (Nov 4), after concerns were raised regarding the United States' plan to conduct regular patrols in the highly contentious South China Sea area.

[KUALA LUMPUR] All powers that want to contribute to the security of the region are welcome to operate in international waterways, Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Wednesday (Nov 4), after concerns were raised regarding the United States' plan to conduct regular patrols in the highly contentious South China Sea area.

Dr Ng told reporters that Singapore is consistent in its position on international waters and recognises that the users and stakeholders of the world's waterways have a responsibility to contribute to their security.

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