Southeast Asian countries, a substantial increase in arms imports threaten regional stability (Figure)
data for: new equipment, the Malaysian Air Force Su-30MKM fighter
World Wide Web intern reporter Li Zongze reported, according to the British Reuters news March 15, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Monday that Southeast Asian countries over the past five years, weapons significant increase in imports, may endanger stability in the region.
the agency said in its annual report, in the past five years, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, the import of weapons, huge increase respectively over the previous five years 84%, 146% and 722%.
the Institute of Asia expert Wei Ziman said in a report: “The current Southeast Asian countries (weapons) procurement trend, which may endanger stability in the region, undermining decades of peaceful situation.”
the institute said, the aforementioned three countries to increase purchasing long-range fighter aircraft and warships, and weapons procurement plan for the neighboring countries had an impact.
Vietnam last year ordered remote fighters and submarines.