Armed guards for SE Asia?

PMSCs eager to enter new market.

Armed guards and regional cooperation being considered

KUALA LUMPUR: Closer cooperation between countries and having armed guards on merchant ships are among ways being considered to improve maritime security.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said countries, especially those in South-East Asia, must enhance cooperation and work together to fight piracy.

“We need to signal to smugglers and pirates that they cannot operate with impunity. Thus, we need to improve intelligence gathering and sharing.”

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