Foreign Ministry: Fisherman detained in Indonesia not Malaysians, do not speak Bahasa Malaysia


PUTRAJAYA: Preliminary investigations have revealed that the fishermen detained in Indonesian waters for illegal fishing are not Malaysians as they do not speak Bahasa Malaysia nor possess Malaysian identification documents.

The investigation was undertaken by the Malaysian consulate in Pontianak, Indonesia, together with the Indonesian authorities on Nov 22, the Foreign Ministry said in a press statement Wednesday.

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