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8 Indonesian Man Jailed For Robbing MT Orkim Harmony

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KOTA TINGGI – The Sessions Court here today sentenced eight Indonesian men to jail for between 15 and 18 years each and whipping for robbing a ship, MT Orkim Harmony, in waters off Tanjung Sedili in June last year. They are Ruslan, 63; Kurniawan, 50; Abner Loit, 29; Jhon Danyel Despol, 39; Anjas, 28; Randy…

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13 Criminals Involved In Hijacking MT Orkim Harmony

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) intelligence found that 13 criminals were involved in the hijacking of the oil tanker, MT Orkim Harmony, on June 11. The agency’s deputy director-general (Operations), Vice-Admiral (Maritime) Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar said five of them had used a tugboat to approach the tanker, while the other…

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MMEA Begins Process To Extradite Suspected Hijackers Of MT Orkim Harmony

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has started with the process to extradite the eight suspected hijackers of MT Orkim Harmony from Vietnam, said its deputy director-general (operation) Rear Admiral Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar. In a statement issued here today, he said the Vietnamese authority had confirmed that the eight suspects admitted…

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Arrival Of MT Orkim Harmony Delayed Due To Engine Problem

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KUANTAN – MT Orkim Harmony, the vessel seized by eight Indonesian pirates on June 11, arrived safely with its 21 crew members at the Kuantan Port this morning. Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Commander of Naval Region 1 (Mawilla 1), Rear-Admiral Datuk Azahari Abdul Rashid said the vessel owned by Magna Meridian Sdn Bhd arrived at…

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Indonesian Crewman Shot Trying To Stop Pirate From Entering Ship

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KUANTAN – An Indonesian crew of the tanker MT Orkim Harmony was shot because he tried to fight a pirate on June 11, said Indonesian Deputy Ambassador to Malaysia, Hermono. He said this was narrated by the Indonesian crew members to him when he met them this morning. “The victim Mawit Matin, 46, from Bangkalan…

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Chronology Of Hijacking Of MT Orkim Harmony

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KUALA LUMPUR – The nation was recently rocked by the news of the disappearance of tanker MT Orkim Harmony east of Tanjung Sedili, Kota Tinggi last Thursday. The tanker, owned by Syarikat Magna Meridian Sdn Bhd, was carrying 22 crew members comprising 16 Malaysians, five Indonesians and one Myanmar national. Following the incident, the Royal…

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Up To Children To Continue Career

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MELAKA – The fathers of two MT Orkim Harmony crew members are letting their children decide their careers. Zabarudin Zakaria, 49, and Tan Tiong Chan, 55, have no qualms if Amirul Azim Zabarudin, 21, and Tan Chee Hau, 23, want to continue their careers as seamen. As fathers, they said they fully supported their sons’…

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MT Orkim Harmony: Najib Relieved, Expresses Thanks

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today expressed his gratitude to all parties involved in ensuring the safe release of 22 crew of the hijacked MT Orkim Harmony. “Alhamdulillah, I am relieved that all 22 crew members of the tanker MT Orkim Harmony have been released safely this morning. “Thank you…

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Vietnamese Authorities Detain MT Orkim Harmony Suspects

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PUTRAJAYA – Eight suspects who hijacked the MT Orkim Harmony tanker have been detained by the Vietnamese authorities, said the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). MMEA deputy director-general (Operations) vice-admiral Maritime Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar said they were detained near Tho Chu Island, south Vietnam while trying to flee from the authorities. “They are…

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