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Southeast Asian nations will strengthen anti-piracy efforts

Improved reporting of attacks against the commercial fleet as well as stronger cooperation between Southeast Asian nations are matters being considered following numerous piracy incidents in the region.

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There is a considerable need for a global monitoring and reporting system in the fight against piracy and armed robberies against ships, especially in light of developments in Southeast Asia where attacks by criminal gangs against the commercial fleet are escalating.

This was one of several conclusions reached at a two-day conference in Kuala Lumpur, with participants including ICC International Maritine Bureau, Malaysian authorities and Interpol.

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