June 20, 2015

"The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) confirmed that the eight suspects detained by the Vietnamese authorities were pirates who had hijacked MT Orkim Harmony."

Borneo Post Malaysia will request for the extradition of the seven suspected hijackers of MT Orkim Harmony for prosecution in the country, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said yesterday.

'He said the request for the extradition of the suspects would be submitted to Vietnam and Indonesia, the latest by this Tuesday.

'“The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will conduct further investigation following a preliminary investigation by the Vietnamese authorities.

'“We thank the governments of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand for the cooperation extended to the Malaysian authorities,” he told reporters after performing the Tarawih prayer at the Al-Khairiah Mosque, Selekoh here, last night.'

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