Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Golly, Why Didn't Anyone Else Think of this?

Malaysian National News Agency reports:
Malaysia Sunday suggested the possibility of countries working together to detain at source rather than on the high seas the pirates who prey on ships plying the Straits of Melaka.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the pirates' hideouts should be known to the countries concerned.

"You should know where these pirates are, where they are based, and move against them ... it is the most effective way, certainly the cheapest way," he said at a dialogue following his speech on "Enhancing Maritime Security Co-operation" at the 4th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Asia Security Conference, dubbed the Shangri-La Dialogue, here.

If national governments can move against their nationals who commit transnational crimes, that would eliminate most of the threat (of piracy), he said.
Yeah, well...

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