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Indonesia Orders Pirates and Sea Terrorists Shot on Sight

By MarEx 2012-12-18 14:59:00

Admiral Sondakh will also meet with his counterparts from Malaysia and Singapore to seek ways to increase joint patrols in the Strait. The U.S. and Singapore, which have voiced concern at the risks of pirates linked to terror groups attacking tankers or other vessels in the Strait, called for tougher security measures.

Muslim-majority nations Indonesia and Malaysia, on either side of the waterway, have rejected suggestions that foreign forces might be used.

Apparently, Admiral Sondakh wants to prove that the Indonesian Navy is capable of seaguarding the Malacca Strait alone.