Notorious straits now pirate-free

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  • Saturday, 08 Feb 2014

MMEA Director-general Admiral Datuk Mohd Amdan Kurish said that capacity constraints will not prevent the MMEA to continue to carry out their responsibility of maintaining security and peace in the country. JANUARY 3, 2014. MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star.

PETALING JAYA: The Straits of Malacca, which used to be notorious for piracy, is now “pirate-free” due to better enforcement by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.

Ten years ago, before the agency took over maritime enforcement along the waterway, there were 38 cases of pirate attacks.

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