MT Orkim hijackers can be prosecuted in Malaysian court, say legal experts
Legal experts said Malaysia has a strong case to prosecute the mastermind behind the hijacking of Malaysian tanker, MT Orkim Harmony.
The Council of Professors’ head of governance, law and public administration cluster, Prof Dr Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmod said even if the offence was committed in international waters, the ship was registered and flew the Malaysian flag.
“Therefore, Malaysia has jurisdiction to hear the case here.”
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