Duterte pulls no punches, as usual.
By Francis Chan
JAKARTA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (Sept 9) said he would allow Indonesian maritime authorities in pursuit of pirates to enter his country’s waters to capture them.
“We can make it clear that if the chase begins in Indonesia and continues in international waters, and inside Philippine waters, they can go ahead and blast them off,” said the firebrand leader, relating what he told President Joko Widodo at the recently concluded Asean and East Asia summits in Laos. “That’s the agreement, blow them up, that’s my word actually with Widodo, I said, ‘Blow them up’.”
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Security and Risk Report 15/03/23
MAST’s security report issue 365 is available to read now. In the Gulf of Guinea, two incidents have been reported in the period observed. Nigeria’s