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Most Piracy in Malacca Strait Labeled as Fake Insurance Claims

A fleet commander in the Indonesian Navy has said that about 90 percent of piracy cases in the Malacca Strait area turn out to be bogus claims related to insurance fraud or business competition.

"The number of criminal cases in the Malacca Strait has declined. However, we believe there [must be a plot] to make the Malacca Strait the most dangerous strait in the world," Rear Admiral Achmad Taufiqoerrochman says.

The Jakarta Post reports that both Indonesian citizens and other nationalities have been involved in claims made with ulterior motives. Taufiqoerrochman says the Navy plans to conduct a combined investigation with Malaysia, Vietnam and other neighboring countries to identify the beneficiaries of criminal activity in the Malacca Strait.

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"The number of criminal cases in the Malacca Strait has declined. However, we believe there [must be a plot] to make the Malacca Strait the most dangerous strait in the world," Rear Admiral Achmad Taufiqoerrochman says.

The Jakarta Post reports that both Indonesian citizens and other nationalities have been involved in claims made with ulterior motives. Taufiqoerrochman says the Navy plans to conduct a combined investigation with Malaysia, Vietnam and other neighboring countries to identify the beneficiaries of criminal activity in the Malacca Strait.

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