KUALA LUMPUR: The story below from Bernama is self-explanatory. As I had mentioned before, we lacked a lot of things to affect a rescue attempt this far away from home. Only a few nations does have the capability and we cannot spend billions just to prepare for this type of operation.
It is better to spent money on things that has a higher degree of priority and needs like body armour for the whole army, patrol boats for the navy and SAM to the air force. Just do like the French did, pay them the money and blast those pirates to ….
Government Not Considering Military Action To Rescue Hostages
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 9 (Bernama) — The government is not considering military action to rescue the crew members of the two MISC Bhd vessels held hostage by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, in the waters of Somalia and Yemen if the situation worsens.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government was optimistic that it could find a solution to rescue them.
The hostages were currently safe, he said when asked by reporters whether military action would be used to rescue the hostages.
The two ships with 65 Malaysian and nine Filipino crew members on board were hijacked on Aug 19 and 29.
Najib said he was getting daily reports on the situation but could not reveal any details as yet.
“We cannot reveal the efforts that we are making to the public because in this ICT (information communication technology) era the pirates there will get to know about them. They are also monitoring what we do here.
“We don’t want to compromise the safety of the crew of the two MISC ships. So, we will only announce our move when it is successful,” he said.
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