hijackers can be prosecuted in Malaysia

Legal experts said Malaysia has a strong case to prosecute the mastermind behind the hijacking of Malaysian tanker, MT Orkim Harmony.

MT Orkim hijackers can be prosecuted in Malaysian court, say legal experts

The Council of Professors’ head of governance, law and public administration cluster, Prof Dr Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmod said even if the offence was committed in international waters, the ship was registered and flew the Malaysian flag.

“Therefore, Malaysia has jurisdiction to hear the case here.”

He cited the case involving seven Somali nationals who were charged in the Kuala Lumpur High Court with firing at Malaysian soldiers during a robbery on board a vessel in Somali waters in 2011.

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Source: themalaysianinsider.com

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