Call for Malaysia to join ReCAAP

Country has yet to sign up to agreement.

Call on Malaysia to join regional maritime movement against piracy

KUCHING: Malaysia should consider joining the Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) in promoting and enhancing security at sea and of the shipping business in the region.

According to Sarawak Shipping Association (SSA) vice chairman Renco Yong, Malaysia is yet a member of ReCAAP despite piracy has become a rising concern in the Strait of Malacca, Singapore Strait and Pulau Tioman.

“Australia and the United States are the last two countries to join (ReCAAP), while France and Germany have indicated their interest. In Asia, the only two countries that have yet to join are Malaysia and Indonesia, due to disagreement on the location of the HQ (headquarters) – which is currently in Singapore…”

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