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Tackling piracy in South East Asia

Pirates have released an Indonesia-bound Thai tanker after stealing its entire cargo of oil, in the latest attack by pirates in South East Asian waters.

The International Maritime Bureau says there have been 72 reported piracy incidents so far this year of which 60 were in Asia, mostly South East Asia.

Last month there were two other cases where pirates successfully stole fuel.

Lee Yin Mui from Recaap, an international organisation combating piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, told the BBC's Rico Hizon about recent incidents of piracy.

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