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RMN-MMEA Sign Protap To Combat Maritime Crime

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) today signed the Standard Operating Procedures for Joint Operations (PROTAP) to guide them in implementing joint operations and exercises to combat maritime crime.

RMN chief Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin said it would also strengthen the inter-agency ties in responding and handling maritime threats facing the country more effectively.

“Indirectly, the PROTAP will also benefit the two agencies by making optimal use of the government allocations, as well as getting maximum benefit from it.

“The collaboration is also part of the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS), besides ensuring that all maritime operations would be implemented in a more coordinated and organised manner,” he told reporters after signing the PROTAP at Wisma Pertahanan here.

Meanwhile, MMEA director-general Admiral Maritime Datuk Seri Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar said the cooperation would enable the two agencies to face any form of maritime threats.

“It will also contribute to the effort to boost the economy and prevent it from being affected by maritime threats,” he said. – BERNAMA

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