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MMEA safeguards Malaysian waters from pirates

Using sophisticated equipment and with help from Singapore and Indonesia, Malaysia polices territorial waters, curbing regional piracy. 
July 17th 2014
Using sophisticated equipment and with help from Singapore and Indonesia, Malaysia polices territorial waters, curbing regional piracy.
By Grace Chen for Khabar Southeast Asia in Kuala Lumpur

The South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca off Malaysia, have seen recent acts of piracy targeting oil tankers, cargo ships and other merchant ships, according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in Kuala Lumpur.

Though IMB tracks worldwide piracy, policing of national waters is the responsibility of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). In an interview with Khabar Southeast Asia, Vice-Admiral Datuk Ahmad Puzi Abdul Kahar, MMEA's deputy director-general for operations, discusses how his agency handles the piracy threat and how it goes about its duties of guarding the country's coastlines and territorial waters.

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Source: khabarsoutheastasia.com