Foreign ship detained for flying Jalur Gemilang upside down
Thestar | A foreign vessel has been detained for flying the Malaysian flag upside down off the coast of Tanjung Piai here.
It is learnt that the ship had been flying the Jalur Gemilang upside down since Malaysia Day on Sept 16 and was spotted by authorities a day later.
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) (southern region) commander First Admiral Zulkifli Abu Bakar said that the agency was currently questioning the captain of the vessel to find out why the flag was being flown upside down.
“The Indonesian captain and a couple of his crewmen have been brought in for questioning APMM headquarters here.
“The other 12 crewmen aged between 23 to 54 years from Indonesia, India and China have also been detained to assist in investigations,” he said in a press statement.