Four nations in anti-piracy talks in Phuket

Tanyaluk Sakoot

PHUKET: — Representatives of the Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean navies met today (April 21) to improve their joint campaign against piracy in the Malacca Strait and nearby waters.

After the closed-door meeting of the 27th Malacca Strait Patrol Joint Coordinating Committee at the Royal Phuket City Hotel, Rear Admiral Chaiyanun Nuntawit from Royal Thai Navy Intelligence said, “This is an international drive to improve security and confidence for users of the Malacca Strait, one of the world’s most important seaways.”

He said that there had already been success, with reports that some pirates have moved their activities east, away from the Malacca Strait and into the South China Sea.

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