Malaysia has dispatched just one warship to the Gulf of Aden, not an anti-piracy task force, a senior Malaysian military official has told Fairplay. Widespread press reports to the contrary, the single warship and one supply vessel are tasked only to monitor movements, added the official, who said any resolution of the piracy crisis involving MISC’s Bunga Melati Dua and Bunga Melati 5 would be achieved by diplomatic rather than military means.
"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Reports of Malaysia Taking Action Against Somali Pirates Apparently Premature
According to Fairplay, the Malaysian Naval Task Force headed into pirate country off Somalia is not the "fighting force" first reported:
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