Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines launch joint sea patrols

Mindanao siege serves as a wake-up call on terrorism
ERWIDA MAULIA and BOBBY NUGROHO, Nikkei staff writers
JAKARTA/TARAKAN, Indonesia — Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines on Monday began joint sea patrols meant to deter piracy and counter the growing threat of terrorism.
Defense ministers from the three countries kicked off the “Indomalphi” tripartite patrols aboard an Indonesian warship anchored at a port in the city of Tarakan, in the province of North Kalimantan.
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