ASEAN marsec concerns

Fears piracy and militancy could spread.

After Sayyaf kidnaps Indon sailors, Indon defense chief: No Somalia-like piracy in ASEAN waters

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has urged ASEAN countries to intensify joint patroling to prevent the regions waters from falling prey to Somalia-style piracy.

His remarks came on Friday in response to a newsmans question about piracy in the Malacca Strait and the ASEAN waters recently. “The Malacca Strait waters that link countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and the Philippines, must not become like Somalia waters where piracy is rampant,” he said.

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