Hijackers sentenced

Long jail terms and corporal punishment handed out.

8 Indonesians get lengthy jail terms for hijacking Malaysian oil tanker

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A Malaysian court sentenced eight Indonesians to between 15 and 18 years of jail for hijacking an oil tanker last year. Tanker MT Orkim Harmony was hijacked on July 11, 2015, as it travelled from Malaysia’s western coast to the port of Kuantan on the east coast. The ship was carrying around 6,000 tonnes of petrol worth an estimated US$5.6 million when it was abducted by the eight-member gang.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said on Monday six of those pirates were jailed for 15 years and five strokes of the cane. But two other were given 18-year jail sentences. The agency said the Indonesians were charged on Sunday in the southern state of Johor, neighbouring Singapore and they pleaded guilty.

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Source: ibtimes.sg

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