It was stated by another forum member that some renegades within IN participate in piracy. If correct, IN will have to shake out those who are not conducting themselves lawfully before looking at purchasing new ships/boats. Funds for a more professional force would bear greater fruit than having the latest and greatest ship crewed with ill-paid, poorly led personnel. Perhaps increased benefits (pay rise?) will go towards eliminating those in the navy engaged in piracy and conditions that contribute towards it...CSS said:It is a known among Malaysian fisherman to pay large sum of money to a `group with heavy weapons' when they board their fishing vessel or their vessel being pulled to our `thy neighbour land'. Not sure about this particular case though. It is a thin line of maritime border at the straits, we never to sure where we are.