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IMB: Anti-pirate efforts in Southeast Asia working

The International Maritime Bureau reports that the anti-piracy efforts in Malaysia and Indonesia are working, as the bureau's latest report shows a decline in the number of reported piracy incidents in the region.

With just two reported hijackings in the third quarter of the year, the efforts to curb piracy in Southeast Asia seem to be working, notes the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) after the bureau's Piracy Reporting Center published its report for the first nine months of 2015.

"The robust actions taken particularly by the Indonesian and Malaysian authorities – including the arrest of one the alleged masterminds – is precisely the type of deterrent required," says IMB Director Pottengal Mukundan.

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