MMEA foils pirate attack

Identity of attackers not known at this point.

MMEA rescues fishermen from attempted kidnapping by pirates

By Low Sock Ken

JOHOR BARU: The Southern Region Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has rescued a local fishing boat from an attempted robbery and kidnap case by five armed foreigners, in the waters off Batu Pahat on Tuesday evening.

Southern Region MMEA operations deputy director Commander Sanifah Yusof said the department received a distress call at 7pm on Tuesday.

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