Malaysian security forces intercept eight vessels attempting to enter Sabah waters


KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian security forces intercepted eight vessels from the southern Philippines which attempted to enter waters off Sabah’s east coast on Tuesday.

Eastern Sabah Security Command Maritime Enforcement director First Admiral M Karunanithi said on Wednesday that security personnel managed to detain one of the vessels – a pumpboat off Pulau Pandanan.

He said the security forces intercepted the vessels at 5.30am on Tuesday when personnel on the Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) vessel KM Banggi spotted an unidentified craft near Pulau Mataking.

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