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Malaysia Can ‘Help’ With Piracy in Gulf of Aden

May 11, 09

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From The Star 11 May 2009:

Gulf of Aden: Malaysia can help

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will be more than happy to impart its expertise to assist the global community, including the United States, in combating piracy at the Gulf of Aden.

Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman said this would be among the issues to be discussed when he meets US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday.

Anifah said Kuala Lumpur has had experience in dealing with piracy and its ability was reflected in the relative peace and safety of the Straits of Malacca, one of the world’s busiest waterways, thanks to joint efforts with Indonesia and Singapore.

“We will be engaging in discussions on the issue of piracy especially, at the Gulf of Aden. The situation there is a cause for concern as it affects the world community, especially in terms of trade and security.

“Malaysia has some experience in dealing with a similar situation in the Straits of Malacca and we can help if our assistance is called for,” he told reporters after receiving a courtesy call from the US Ambassador to Malaysia James Keith at his office Monday.

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