Malacca Strait rampant with pirates

Call to bolster regional security. 

Malacca Strait rampant with pirates

Nani Afrida

Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has emphasized the importance of securing the Malacca Strait not only from illegal fishing but also from crime and environmental damage.

“I will meet the Defense Ministers from Singapore and Malaysia to discuss the security situation in the Malacca strait,” Ryamizard said after attending a defense ministry executive meeting in Jakarta recently.

The Malacca Strait is a maritime area that borders four states; Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The strait connects three major oceans: the South China Sea in the North with the Indian Ocean in the South along with the Pacific Ocean to the East.

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