Straits Of Melaka Free From Piracy

Malaysia has denied that the busy Melaka Straits is infested with pirates as claimed by London-based Llyod’s Market Association Joint War Committee (JWC).

“Contrary to the (JWC) report, the Melaka Straits is in fact the safest in the world,” Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) chief Tan Sri Ilyas Din said when asked to comment on the report Thursday.

He condemned the report, saying it had besmirched the world’s busiest shipping lane and caused unnecessary fear among the international shipping community.