Malaysia’s wide water areas require higher operating costs for effective control.
Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) director-general, First Admiral Datuk Chin Yoon Chin (R) said currently, the operational control around the Melaka Strait, east coast, Sabah and Sarawak areas could only be carried out by two vessels daily.
He said it was because the national waters had a blind spot.
“It is impossible to only use two vessels, the authorities find it hard to curb (effectively) the crimes in our national waters.
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