fbpx
Connect with us

News

19 Vietnamese Fishermen Detained in Kelantan After They Threw Diesel Bombs At Maritime Officers

Published

My Post 2020 08 17T162422.250
Source: Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

In an effort to escape from being checked by the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) for being on Malaysian waters, some Vietnamese fishermen took drastic measures.

As according to the Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia, 19 Vietnamese fishermen were detained after they decided to ram their boats into an MMEA boat and throw diesel bombs at officers after they were discovered and chased on Malaysian waters.

Officers who were on board were forced to fire warning shots into the air to ensure the safety of their MMEA team members and their assets, but the shots were ignored.

Maritim 3

Kelantan State Maritime Director, Maritime Captain Muhd ​​Nur Syam Asmawie bin Yaacob said that the fishermen’s’ refusal to stop their boats and their aggression risked the lives of the officers on board and challenged the rule of law of our country.

“During the incident, warning shots were fired into the air but they continued to throw diesel bombs and threw fire-ignited rubber pieces at the Rescue Boat 7 so that it would catch on fire. Not only that, but they also threw hard objects at the officers which caused damage to several parts of the boat,” he said.

Maritim 1

Officers were then forced to open fire on the fishermen to protect the security of government assets and members of MMEA. They managed to detain the fishermen and their two boats, though one of the fishermen was shot.

One Vietnamese fisherman who was badly injured during the incident was pronounced dead when backup arrived, and his body has been taken to the Tengku Anis hospital in Kelantan for further action.

Maritim 2

“Both boats did not have a fishing permit under the Fisheries Act 1985 and have committed offences under the Immigration Act 1959/63, while all of the fishermen did not have any valid personal documentation,” he added.

The total value of the seizure, including the boats, catches and diesel is estimated to be worth about RM2 million.

This case is now being investigated under Section 15 (1)(a) of the Fisheries Act 1985, which could carry a fine of up to RM6 million on the captain of the boat and RM600 thousand on the crew members and the Immigration Act 1959/1963, Section 6 (1)(c) which can lead to a fine of RM10 thousand or imprisonment not exceeding five years or both and can be whipped not more than six lashes.

MMEA will also investigate and accuse the crew under Section 307 of the Penal Cide for attempted murder and Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing the duties of civil servants.

Stay tuned for more updates.

 

Also read: Malaysians Seen Swimming In Dangerous River Despite Warning Signboards Placed In The Area

My Post 2020 08 05T140732.288


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Ft Muda Ft Muda
News1 hour ago

Syed Saddiq Announces That MUDA Will Contest In Upcoming Melaka State Elections

Despite the fact that the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA), founded by Muar MP, Syed Saddiq is yet to be...

Sinovac Trial Children Sinovac Trial Children
News2 hours ago

3 To 11-Year-Old Malaysian Children To Join Sinovac Clinical Trial Starting In November

As of now, those who are below the age of 12 are not eligible for the vaccines, which has caused...

Window Break Ft Window Break Ft
News2 hours ago

39yo Man With Mental Issues Arrested After Breaking 12 Car Windows With An Iron Rod In Banting

Police have arrested a man who is believed to have broken the windows of 12 cars in the parking lot...

Collage 30 Collage 30
News5 hours ago

KJ Appointed By WHO To Be The VP Of The 75th World Health Assembly In Geneva Next Year

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin is currently leading a Malaysian delegation to the 72nd World Health Organisation Western Pacific Region Committee...

Ain Ain
News6 hours ago

Ain Husniza Has Been Invited To Speak At UNICEF Conference About Children’s Rights

Ain Husniza, the 17-year-old student who spoke up against her teacher who made rape jokes in class and the person...

Ft Najib 1 Ft Najib 1
News6 hours ago

Najib Sues Former AG Tommy Thomas And Govt Over ‘Malicious Prosecution’ In 1MDB Cases

The 1MDB-linked cases involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has slowed down and even some of the assets...

No Smoking Enforcement In Restaurant No Smoking Enforcement In Restaurant
News7 hours ago

KKM To Tighten Restrictions Towards Smoking In Public Areas To Protect Non-Smokers

Does it tick you off when you’re eating and someone at the nearby table is smoking? In a statement by...

News7 hours ago

Singaporean Woman Charged For Allowing Paedophile Son To Rape 12yo Daughter

A 43-year-old woman in Singapore was charged on Monday (25 October) for failing to protect her daughter from her sexually...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY