Threatened fisherman rescued

Unusual rescue off Malaysia.

‘Threatened’ fisherman rescued near Malaysia

A Cambodian fisherman was repatriated yesterday after being rescued at sea in Malaysian waters, where he had been adrift alone for a day after jumping overboard to escape what he said was an attempted murder aboard a Thai fishing vessel.

Mao Sovanda, an international liaison officer with Singapore’s Information Fusion Centre, a multinational maritime security information centre, said yesterday that the victim, Voeun Von, 36, had jumped into the sea on May 9 to escape from seven Cambodian crewmates and six Thais who were allegedly trying to kill him.

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