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Monday, November 24, 2014

Acknowledge this reason Malaysia Citizens Arrested After Indonesia

Acknowledge this reason Malaysia Citizens Arrested After Indonesia

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Headline - Ambassador of Malaysia to Indonesia, Zahrain Mohammed Hashim, denied reports that mention the hundreds of fishermen arrested by Indonesian authorities last week. They are alleged to have boat people and illegal fishing in Indonesian water territory.

Headline contacted by phone on Monday, November 24th, 2014, Zahrain claimed to have received information from the Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and the Department of Immigration that hundreds of people were arrested not a citizen of Malaysia.

"After review, they could not Speak Malay, do not know anything about Malaysia, can not sing the national anthem of Malaysia. Indeed, there are one or two people who use a T-shirt with the image of the Malaysian flag, but not the means justify them come from there, right?" he explained.

Nevertheless, Zahrain said still waiting for the identification of people who are arrested. Zahrain was added, even if they come from Malaysia, not necessarily the hundreds of people that are their citizens.

Meanwhile, when asked about the initial notification was sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zahrain also mention yet received it.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Michael Tene, who contacted headline today, said the initial notification sent to the two Embassies, namely Malaysia and the Philippines. The contents of the initial notification, Tene said, citing a preliminary evidence fishermen from both countries are fishing illegally in Indonesian territory.

"According to information we received from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), they are now preparing the minutes to find out how many citizens of Malaysia or the Philippines are caught," said Tene.

In fact, he added, could have been, there is no nationality, because they are traditional fishing in the border.

"The number of exactly how many citizens of the Philippines or Malaysia, still we verification. But, it is an indication of the beginning, there were some Malaysians and Filipinos were caught," he said.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Tene, will continue to work closely with the relevant agencies, ranging from the CTF, Embassy of Malaysia and the Philippines embassy in Jakarta.

Information to the detention of hundreds of fishermen This stems from the statement of the Cabinet Secretary, Andi Widjajanto when encountered Reuters last week. Andi when it said Indonesian authorities have arrested hundreds of Malaysian fishermen who were fishing illegally steal.

When the headline clarify it to the Navy, the Navy Chief Information Office, Manahan Simorangkir explain, hundreds of people it is a traditional fishing. They are not modern fishermen who use large vessels and came especially from Malaysia.

"Hundreds of people were living in Derawan Island since the 1980s and livelihood by fishing," said Manahan.

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