Malacca’s low crime stats

Australian Border Forces (ABF) played a major role in reducing the number of maritime crimes along the straits.

Team work with Australia sees drop in maritime crimes

By Intan Amalina Mohd Ali

THE number of maritime crimes such as piracy and robbery has decreased in the Straits of Malacca, which was once deemed a war risk zone, thanks to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).

Its deputy director Rear Admiral Datuk Mohd Aliyas Hamdan said in 2004, there were more than 300 maritime crime cases but in 2009, it was zero.

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