ASEAN draft statement says South China Sea land reclamation risks security

April 27, 2015 5:16 AM

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ASEAN draft statement says South China Sea land reclamation risks security

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - ASEAN host Malaysia is set to give in to pressure from some neighbors and address the sensitive issue of land reclamations in the South China Sea with a draft summit statement saying such action may undermine peace, security and stability.

The statement to be issued after the closing ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Kuala Lumpur on Monday will raise the "serious concerns" of some leaders over the land reclamations, according to the draft statement seen by Reuters.

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