Royal Malaysian Navy combats threats

Piracy, robbery and smuggling all regional issues. 

How the Royal Malaysian Navy plans to combat trans-border maritime threats in the Sabah region

Contributor:  Defence IQ Press

In the context of rising piracy incidents in Southeast Asia – it’s the world’s “new hub” for piracy according to a United Nations report – and continued territorial disputes between China and its neighbours, Defence IQ wanted to understand more about the key threats Malaysia was facing in terms of its maritime security. What are they?

“Trans-border activity such as illegal immigrants, the smuggling of goods, humans and weapons, trafficking of contrabands, criminal activities such as kidnapping for ransom, terrorist, sea robberies, and illegal fishing activity due to existing maritime border disputes,” according to Captain Mohd Fadzli Kamal Bin Mohd Mohaldin.

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