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Security in strait vital, says Japan

JAPAN yesterday urged Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore to bolster security in one of the world’s most strategic waterways to curb threats such as maritime terrorism and piracy. Japan’s defence chief Yoshinori Ono met Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak to discuss counterterrorism cooperation, defence issues and safety in the Malacca Strait, a narrow passage between peninsular Malaysia and Indonesia’s Sumatra island. Mr Ono ‘expressed hopes that the Malacca Strait will be as safe as possible for ships, especially oil tankers that carry supplies to Japan’, Datuk Seri Najib told a news conference. Full Story

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