Malaysia invites Myanmar to be MSP observer to combat piracy in Malacca Strait

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has invited Myanmar to be an observer in the Malacca Strait Patrols (MSP) initiative to combat piracy in the busy strait.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammudin Tun Hussein said the MSP was a coordination of marine and air patrols between the littoral states to combat the threat.

“The move will hopefully help Myanmar further develop its knowledge of maritime security, as well as enhance the existing MSP cooperation,” he told a press conference in conjunction with the visit of the Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu to Wisma Perwira Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (Malaysian Armed Forces headquarters)here today.

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