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S’pore, M’sia, Indonesia could extend joint patrols in South China Sea

2015-05-11 08:46:13       source:Today

May 11, 2015

"To deal with a resurgence of piracy, navies of the littoral states - Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia - are in discussions to extend joint patrols to the lower reaches of the South China Sea where piracy hotspots are, said Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han.

However, the extension of these patrols — which have been successful in curbing piracy in the Strait of Malacca - is complicated by competing territorial claims in these waters."

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