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From New Straits Times

Fishermen 'were in Malaysian waters'

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia yesterday maintained that the seven fishermen arrested by Indonesian authorities on Aug 13 were in Malaysian waters. National Security Council of Malaysia (NSC) secretary Datuk Mohamed Tajudeen Abdul Wahab said the Malaysian fishing boats were equipped with global positioning system (GPS).

The Indonesian authorities stopped five fishing Class A boats -- JHF 6532, JHF 8442, JHF 6367, JHF 5230 and JHF 5280 -- together with 15 fishermen at the site at 9.30pm on Aug 13.

The fishermen, from Sungai Rengit, Johor, were subsequently released on Aug 17 after the Indonesian authorities claimed they did not have sufficient evidence to show that the Malaysians were fishing in Indonesian waters.

Tajudeen said the arrested Malaysian fishermen were taken on board the Dolphin 015, while the other eight remained on their boats," Tajudeen said, adding that marine police were informed of the incident immediately.

Two marine police boats, PC 9 and PSC 26, led by Assistant Superintendent Ahmad Amri Abdul Rahman, were ordered to look for the boats.

They located the five Malaysian boats and the Dolphin 015 at 10.45pm.

Their location was about 0.4 nautical miles from Middle Rocks and the boats were headed to Batam.

Middle Rocks is in Malaysian waters.

The Dolphin 015 was instructed to stop, but instead, the boat headed towards Indonesian waters despite two flares being fired into the air.

Marine police found three Indonesian officials hiding in the engine rooms of two fishing boats.

"One of them had removed his uniform.

"The GPS system on the boat was also destroyed," Tajudeen said.

One Indonesian official had contacted his colleague who was caught and told to relay the message that they were willing to exchange the detainees.

"But marine police refused as the incident occurred in Malaysian waters."

Tajudeen said since 2005 to August this year, there had been 12 cases of intrusion by Indonesian enforcement agencies in the waters off Johor.

-NST
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