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  1. Lawmakers eye law changes for piracy accord

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suspected of sea piracy to be extradited to and from nations that lack extradition agreements with Hong Kong. Among them are authoritarian regimes with opaque legal systems such as Myanmar, Vietnam ... of piracy involve the death penalty in some of these countries, so in practical terms extraditions may be a very tricky area,' one Hong Kong-based lawyer said. 'Given its role ...

  2. South China Sea becomes safer

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... figures from a Singapore-based anti-piracy agency show. The Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, which comprises 17 states, also said ... at an agency conference on piracy and sea robbery yesterday. The figures prompted Yuichi Sonoda, secretary general of the Asian Shipowners' Forum, to say that the situation in Asia had ...

  3. Terrorism at sea poses new threat

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Increasingly ruthless piracy against ever bigger ships in Southeast Asian waters has given rise to fears that extremists will turn supertankers into floating bombs. Russell Barling reports ... of consensus on how to tackle the problem reinforces the view that ships are an easy target. ''Piracy' refers to aircraft as well as ships... [but] an act of piracy against an aircraft ...

  4. Fishermen fear for cash due from 2010 pirate ordeal

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Two Chinese fishermen released by Somali pirates early last year after a nine-month hostage ordeal still have not received the compensation promised them- and they say Beijing's representatives in Sri Lanka are not protect ...

  5. Events

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Maritime piracy, kidnapping, product contamination: Positioning Hong Kong as the 'special risk' service and insurance hub for Asia'. Hong Kong Club. Monday, May 9: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Growing your business with the latest Web tools and techniques: An example from the world of stem cell ...

  6. Repelling Asia's maritime pirates

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... on terror', there is a ray of sunlight: maritime piracy is down in Southeast and South Asia. The International Maritime Bureau in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, says in a fresh report that the number ... Equally important, the possibility of a devastating teaming up of pirates and terrorists in that part of the world has lessened. The bureau attributed the drop in piracy to ship's masters ...

  7. Yemen's security challenge tests China's foreign policy

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... tankers, pass annually as they travel between Asia and Europe. But the straits and its surrounding waters have become more recently famous for acts of piracy. Somali pirates have been responsible for a rise in hijackings since 2006, which continue in spite of a multilateral naval force in the region. The risk is that violent upheaval in Yemen would only worsen the risk of piracy or terrorist ...

  8. News - Asia


    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Neighbours consider joint marine patrols MANILA- The Philippine defence chief says his country and neighbouring Indonesia and Malaysia are considering joint patrols of their sea borders to combat piracy, smuggling and movement of al-Qaeda-linked militants. Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said yesterday that he discussed the proposal with his Indonesian and Malaysian counterparts ...

  9. The high seas' den of thieves

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... the longer route through another Southeast Asian strait. But it would add significantly to the cost of oil for Asia's two biggest economies, hurting the transport sector. Piracy is a menace ... And it is often impossible for law-enforcement agencies to know whether a ship has been seized by pirates or terrorists. About one-third of the 325 cases of armed robbery and piracy reported last year ...

  10. Pirates kill four after ransom not paid

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Straits, between peninsula Malaysia and Sumatra, have become two of the most dangerous areas for piracy, according to the latest report from the International Maritime Bureau. About 360 mariners ... critical infrastructure such as oil refineries has sparked concerns terrorists could resort to piracy. ...




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