Call for higher security ahead of joint patrols.
RI demands better patrols in Sulu Sea
Haeril Halim and Tama Salim
A number of its citizens having fallen victim to rampant piracy in the Sulu Sea in recent months, Indonesia has asked Malaysia and Philippines to intensify patrols in the waters pending a maritime pact coming into force.
The call was made following the kidnap of Indonesian national Herman Manggak, captain of a Malaysian fishing vessel, by armed militants off the coast of Sabah on Wednesday, the fourth case of kidnapping involving Indonesians since March 24.
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