Raymond, Catherine Zara
June 2009
Naval War College Review;Summer2009, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p31
Academic Journal
The article focuses on incidents of piracy and armed robbery occurring in the Malacca Straits. Security measures enacted by Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia have reduced reported incidents of piracy since 2005 according to the International Maritime Bureau. The author argues that the rise in piracy in the area was a result of the 1997 Asian financial crisis putting economic pressure on the coastal populations of Indonesia and Malaysia. The author describes typical scenarios of acts of piracy, as well as cooperative international military efforts to protect the Malacca Straits such as the Trilateral Coordinated Patrol, also known as MALSINDO.


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