Indo calls for action against pirates

Defense minister calls on Malaysian, Philippine counterparts to implement agreements on security in militant hotbed seas.

Indonesia calls on neighbors to act against piracy

By Ainur Rohmah

Indonesia’s defense minister has pushed for cooperation with Malaysia and the Philippines in implementing agreements to improve maritime security, following a spate of kidnappings in the region’s piracy-ridden waters.

“It is important to immediately implement the trilateral cooperation in practical terms on the ground in a coordinated manner,” Ryamizard Ryacudu told a meeting attended by his Malaysian and Philippine counterparts Tuesday on Bali island.

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