South East Asia

  • Maritime Security Authority

    According to international analysts gathered in Phnom Penh, a territorial dispute amongst Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam is a “critical” issue with far-reaching implications. Sea change sought […]

  • Improving Marine Security

    Japan is considering giving patrol boats to the Philippines as part of its official development assistance (ODA) to help its Asian neighbor boost maritime security in the East China Sea […]

  • EU Assistance to Asia

    As Europe’s growth is contingent on Asia’s prosperity, ensuring unrestricted navigation in Asia’s waterways is thus of the utmost strategic interest to the European Union. Given that Asia’s geopolitical hotspots […]

  • China Indicts Trawlerman

    Captain Zhang Qixiong, a Chinese trawlerman whose ramming of two Japanese coastguard vessels sparked a diplomatic showdown between Tokyo and Beijing, has been indicted by a Japanese court. Japan indicts Chinese trawlerman […]

  • Anti-Piracy Centre

    Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC) to remain in Singapore. Singapore to host anti-piracy centre for another five […]

  • Pirate Trap

    Many Indonesian pirates are spawned out of economic desperation, and wait for ‘jobs’ in a Batam coffee shop. A Singapore-based academic who has specialised in piracy in Indonesia for more […]

  • Pirate Rescue

    Malaysia maritime authorities have rescued a tanker and a barge which were hijacked in the latest South China Sea pirate attacks, officials said Sunday. A tanker carrying oil and gas […]

  • Terror Attack

    Manila correspondents Pandiman have advised that terrorists, believed to be members of the New People’s Army, have reportedly attacked two mining companies in Claver town in northern Surigao. Several hostages […]

  • Malacca Arrest

    Malaysian maritime authorities said they arrested six Indonesians attempting to rob a ship in the Strait of Malacca, the latest in a surge of piracy attacks in the strategic waterway. […]

  • Shifting Scene

    There have been concerns voiced that the new, more “muscular approach” being taken by Indian Navy’s could drive pirates over to the Malacca Straits. Since Naval forces first arrived, pirates […]