On collision course

A ship (background) seen off Pengerang as fishermen (foreground) ply their trade. Because of the vast area, the Malaysian Marine Enforcement Agency has its hands full monitoring Malaysian waters. — THOMAS YONG/The Star

MALAYSIA’S strategic location makes it an ideal point for vessels to anchor illegally in our waters.

Johor Maritime director First Admiral Maritime Nurul Hizam Zakaria said the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has been dealing with the problem for years.

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