Indonesia, Malaysia fight piracy

Firmer response comes amid growing concerns about the problem.

Indonesia, Malaysia Step Up Fight Against Piracy

By Prashanth Parameswaran

Indonesia and Malaysia are both stepping up their fight against piracy in the wake of growing security concerns in surrounding waters, news sources reported August 27.

Piracy is hardly a new issue for Southeast Asian states. As I have written before, the region is a logical target for such attacks as it is home to vital shipping lanes through which about half of world trade and a third of the world’s oil supply pass (See: “Over Half of World Piracy Attacks Now in ASEAN“).

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