SE Asia security call

Some members of the community say maritime cooperation arrangements similar to what have been set up in the Strait of Malacca need to be considered, in the wake of the Abu Sayyaf kidnapping.

Greater security needed in waters between Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines: Seafarers

By Saifulbahri Ismail

JAKARTA: Indonesian shipowners and seafarers have urged the governments of Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia to establish a formal cooperation to secure the waterways between these three countries.

This comes in the wake of the kidnapping of 10 Indonesian crewmen in Philippine waters by Abu Sayyaf militants on Mar 26.

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