Maritime Affairs in Southeast Asia
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- Thai, Khmer navies agree on joint territorial
- Bangkok Post, 15 July 1998. A joint
operation to patrol common territorial waters to tackle
maritime crimes, drug trafficking and piracy, and intrusion
problems. So far Cambodia has refused Thailand's offer to
demarcate the territorial waters.
- Joint sea patrols as piracy surges
- Hong Kong Standard, [5 May 1999].
The navies of Singapore and Indonesia have stepped up joint
patrols following a recent spate of robberies of ships in
waters between the two countries. Both sea robbers and
pirates to be fought on land as well as at sea.
- KL wants naval pacts with Asean nations
- The Straits Times, 4 August 2000.
Malaysia wants to enter into formal agreements with fellow
ASEAN countries to avoid incidents at sea between their navies,
starting with the signing of such a memorandum of understanding
with Indonesia soon.
- Japan's battle against pirates goes
- By Hau Boon Lai, Straits Times
Japan Bureau, 12 August 2000. Japan is going all out against
pirates plaguing the Malacca and Singapore Straits, and the
waters off Indonesia. Vessels are being fitted with intricate
devices that can trip off the alarm system or alert onshore
personnel through a mobile phone message.
- Malacca Strait piracy heading for 10-year high -
Indonesia unrest fallout
- The Straits Times, 10 October 2000.
The number of attacks on shipping lines in the Straits of
Malacca may hit a 10-year high owing to political instability
- Marine police crush gang of sea pirates
- The Straits Times, 26 October 2000.
The Malaysian marine police have crushed a gang of foreign
pirates that used a high powered boat to stage 30 high-sea
robberies on merchant ships and fishing boats.
- Pirates Worry Seafarers Union
- By Glen Crofskey, NewsRoom, 10
November 2000. New Zealand Seafarers Union concern for
detection and combat of increasing piracy in Southeast
Asia, which has led to ships and entire crews disappearing.