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Thieves plunder fishing grounds for rusty ship parts


Lucrative catch: Picture taken on May 9 shows scrap metal being taken from the Japanese light cruiser ‘Kuma’ that went down in January 1944.

Lucrative catch: Picture taken on May 9 shows scrap metal being taken from the Japanese light cruiser ‘Kuma’ that went down in January 1944.

GEORGE TOWN: Illegal salvagers have plundered scrap metal from at least five shipwrecks, including two Japanese World War II vessels, off Penang waters since early this year and their activities have gone undetected by the authorities.

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