Masterminds behind hijacking of Malaysian tanker narrowed down

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia - The list of suspected masterminds behind the hijacking of Malaysian Oil Tanker MT Orkim Harmony has been narrowed down, said Maritime Vice-Admiral Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar (above).

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency deputy-director general (operations) said they now had an idea of the identity of the mastermind behind the hijacking of the oil tanker on June 11.

"The is not the first case as there have been a few cases previously. We have narrowed down the scope (of suspected masterminds). It is a jigsaw puzzle we have to fix and we need to firm up our evidence," he told reporters at the MMEA headquarters in Putrajaya here.