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Malaysia detains 3 vessels without cause

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 20, 2007

Just another example of the Malaysian government overstepping their authority. Singapore needs to set them straight. International waters is open to everyone.

“The fishing season is now on, but trawler captain Ting King Song, 68, has no plans to head out to the South China Sea. The company he works for, Lian Yak Fish Merchants, has had three of its vessels detained by the Malaysian authorities since June, leaving five trawlers in its fleet.

Mr Goh Liang Soon, 60, who owns the vessels, is leery of losing any more.

He spoke to The Straits Times on Tuesday after months of keeping mum, for fear of antagonising Malaysian authorities.

He decided to tell his story after hearing Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Law S. Jayakumar say that Singapore fishing vessels had been detained by Malaysia while in international waters.” (story)

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