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Bedeski, Robert, Andrew Andersen and Santo Darmosumarto. 1998 ‘Major Recipients of Small Arms in the Area.’ Small Arms Trade and Proliferation in Southeast Asia (24), pp. 7-8, 25. Vancouver: Institute of International Relations, University of British Columbia. 1 September
Small arms from Vietnam have been found on fishing trawlers off the coast of Malaysia on the South China Sea.
Malaysian officials argue that these cases do not represent a serious threat because the coastal guards have only confiscated fourteen small weapons from 1990 to 1994.
Malaysian optimism is countered by the fact that such confiscations occurred on several occasions, indicating a patterned movement. Actual interception may indicate only the tip of the iceberg.