65 Malaysians among 100 hostages in Somalia

65 Malaysians among 100 hostages in Somalia

ARMED with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades, dangerous Somalian pirates are holding over 100 seamen hostage including 65 Malaysians and eight vessels.

Their demand is over RM3 mil for the release of each vessel. Negotiations are now under way with a French ship skipper, a former hostage, leading the talks for Malaysia.

As a precaution, the Malaysian navy has sent a crack team to the Gulf of Aden, in the event a rescue mission needs to be mounted.

The pirates are well-armed with sophisticated weapons and boats, complete with military structure and have a fleet admiral, vice admiral and a head of financial operations.

They have a fleet of speedboats that take off from harmless-looking trawlers before raiding unsuspecting ships

They are armed with rocket launchers, grenade launchers, GPS and have sound knowledge of shipping lanes and routes

Three suspected fishing trawlers with names Buruma Ocean or Arena or Athena have been identified as mother vessels supplying information to the pirates.

link:http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/9/2/nation/22221874&sec=nation

in malacca straits, shipping companies paid protection fee to ensure a safe passage

Waaa…Malaysian Special Forces ka ?

negotiate for what? want to pay them?

if the malaysian armed forces can’t even deal with somalian pirates like this, we still want to talk big about dealing with other threats or defending our sovereignty? ■■■■■■■!

next time our neighbours want any island, just shutup and give it to them lah…

Somalian Pirates = Somalian Army (off duty or discharge) Hahahaha… let them (somalian) rot. Trade embargo them lah after the hostage ordeal over…

embargo them? with what? stop selling them proton? :roll:

the bn gov like to bash israel so much. perhaps it should learn from the isrealis on how to show balls in this kind of situations…

I couldn’t agree more with you on Israel’s situation. Anyway, Somalia major exports is livestocks, and their imports is food product and other material goods.

as a troubled nation for decades, Ethopian backed Somalian Govt., has no control on the security issue as a matter of fact Somalia is now battling the Islamist cult. Remember Blackhawk down or warlord Gen. Fara Aidid. recently, Alot of seamen were hostage or kidnapped for ransom.

Rescue operation would be hard to do, just pay ransom :lol: :lol: :lol:

First of all, why in heaven’s name did they have to tell the ‘enemy’ that we are sending our crack team over, should rescue operation needs to be conducted. It is not that the team is super duper but to let the ‘enemy’ have an upper hand? Silly!

Secondly, if the americans got their back side kick for trying to rescue their own as in Blackhawk episode, what chance does the crack team have?

Thirdly, assuming ransom money is paid, everyone goes home happy and negotiators got a pat on the back, how is this going to stop piracy and kidnapping from occuring in the future?

that’s not said for the pirates to hear… it’s for us the taxpayers to hear and for bn supporters to come to the defence of the gov…

Secondly, if the americans got their back side kick for trying to rescue their own as in Blackhawk episode, what chance does the crack team have?

we saved the assess of the american gi’s in somalia. we can do it. malaysian boleh. but our gov cannot make it lah…

Thirdly, assuming ransom money is paid, everyone goes home happy and negotiators got a pat on the back, how is this going to stop piracy and kidnapping from occuring in the future?

we just stop going to difficult places like that lah… that’s the malaysian way mah… too hard, give up. what do you expect from people who grew up with tongkats and free meals fed to their mouths?

company will pay…claim on expenses

Najib send Commander to protect another 4 MISC ship

I’ve got a feeling they will all die…Somali’s are ruthless

Sorry, United States won’t help because Malaysia likes to talk crap about them…HAHAHA

How much commission will the French skipper be paid?

we have to hope and pray that they would come out alive from their ordeal. the right to life is highest form among all rights under the law. How horrible it is in the hand of the captors where their liberty is restricted. while Somalian pirates/kidnappers are known to be ruthless from the news, but remember they are after a ransom (money ) in exchange of victims’ freedom. They dont kill their victims for political reason but monetary consideration. Money would be more effective than a rescue operation to extricate the victims from them. Unless, a rescue operation is done by some countries wh0 perennially have been victims of such kind of crime where expertise was gained by the repetition of the same difficulties:( :frowning: :frowning: :frowning:

good day miricom

[quote=“ear”]I’ve got a feeling they will all die…Somali’s are ruthless

Sorry, United States won’t help because Malaysia likes to talk crap about them…HAHAHA[/quote]

Wah statement. You don’t know the skill of our Commander. You never in the army before.

[quote=“360leader”][quote=“ear”]I’ve got a feeling they will all die…Somali’s are ruthless
Sorry, United States won’t help because Malaysia likes to talk crap about them…HAHAHA[/quote]
Wah statement. You don’t know the skill of our Commander. You never in the army before.[/quote]

some people are probably too young to know malaysian soldiers risked their life to save the asses of yanky soldiers in somalia… we even lost a man doing that…

so Malaysia has a stronger Military than the U.S.A???
you must be to old to know about the “nuclear triad” of the united Stated nuclear weapons arsenal…

what about how in the battle of Mogadishu, 18 U.S service men killed vs 1500 Somalis killed another 3500 injured
That’s called kicking ASSSSS

[quote=“ear”]so Malaysia has a stronger Military than the U.S.A???
you must be to old to know about the “nuclear triad” of the united Stated nuclear weapons arsenal…

what about how in the battle of Mogadishu, 18 U.S service men killed vs 1500 Somalis killed another 3500 injured
That’s called kicking ASSSSS[/quote]

Ya kah? How about vietnam? U.S army very weak to battle in the forest. I know U.S army have powerful weapon, but their army very coward. Badan saja besar tapi otak tak ada. Another one thing, U.S army can not battle face to face. Very coward. Of course the use Hyperpower Tank and Aircraft. They prefer to attack enemy long distance. They also use ship to launch tomahawk. Haiya U.S army weak. Not so strong

Now they want to attack Iran because Iran also have nuclear plant. Let see who will win. Lawan lah lu

U.S is the only country will the balls to stand up for freedom of other countries.
Malaysia sent a few troops to Lebanon just to eat roti and sleep in protected barracks

This discussion is quickly degenerating into U.S. vs. Anti-U.S. I’d suggest we go back to the original news and leave the anti-U.S. / pro-U.S. debate out of this one.