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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

More Malacca Strait Cooperation Sought

Indonesia goes on record here:
Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla called for continued cooperation among Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore to combat piracy in the Malacca Strait, an officer was quoted Tuesday by the Media Indonesia as saying.

"The vice president supports this seminar, because the issue of (piracy in) the Malacca Strait has not been settled," said M. Kamaluddin, chairman of the Committee for the Seminar of Navigation in Malacca Strait, after meeting the vice president at his office on Monday. He was referring to a seminar on the security of Malacca Straitto to be held in August.

On the same occasion, Chairman of Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA) Oentoro Surya said that the piracy in the narrow strait causes 100 million US dollars loss for the country annually.
Not ot mention the loss of tourist and cruise ship money...

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