Malaysian Experience in Combatting Piracy and Armed Robbery in the Straits of Malacca: Some Recommendations
Hendun Abd Rahman Shah

The crimes of piracy and armed robbery against ships have continued since the historical period. In the context of the Straits, the pressure and burden to suppress piracy and armed robbery, although is the roles of every state, have been felt especially by the littoral states. The alarming increase in contemporary piracy attacks in the Straits of Malacca and their designation as a war risk zone by Lloyds List in July 2005 has prompted all littoral states and international instruments to strengthen the preventive measures to response to this.The littoral States especially the government of Malaysia have struggling for the improvements to the existing law and instruments for combating the crime. Based on the study of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the Straits of Malacca, the article suggest some recommendation and lesson to be learned from the cooperative action and legal framework of the littoral states from the Malaysian perspective.

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