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Somali pirates arrive in Malaysia for prosecution

Somali pirates arrive in Malaysia for prosecution

Kuala Lumpur: Seven Somali men accused of being pirates arrived in Malaysia yesterday where they could face prosecution.
They were captured by the Malaysian navy 11 days ago as they allegedly tried to hijack a tanker in the Gulf of Aden.
The seven men arrived in Port Klang early on Monday. They are accused of trying to hijack the MT Bunga Laurel, a chemical tanker, on 20 January.
Malaysian troops stormed the ship and rescued the 23-strong crew.
"Investigation papers will be submitted to the attorney general as soon as possible for his perusal as to whether to charge or otherwise," said Acryl Sani, deputy chief of the Criminal Investigation Department.
The news from Malaysia follows from Sunday's developments that saw a number of Somalis taken to India and Korea for prosecution too following similar navy raids.  [01/02/11]

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