Call for more unified action in region.
The continuing surge of piracy in South East Asia
Whilst Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia operate anti-piracy patrols in the area, it has limited resources. The sheltered coast and islands also makes it easier for robbers to operate. As piracy rampages on, Indonesia and Malaysia has taken efforts to jointly increase security.
By far, the most significant incident suggests activities going beyond the usual act of armed robbery or theft on board ship.
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