Asia Briefs: Indonesia deports 239 Vietnamese fishermen

Indonesia deports 239 Vietnamese fishermen

JAKARTA • Indonesia's Maritime and Fisheries Monitoring Task Force (PSDKP) and the country's Marine and Fisheries Ministry deported 239 Vietnamese fishermen on Wednesday.

The fishermen were arrested and detained in Batam, Anambas, Natuna and Pontianak for poaching in Indonesian waters.

Batam PSDKP head Slamet said this was the second time they have deported Vietnamese fishermen this year, after 695 were deported in June.


12 missing in Japan after boat-tanker collision

TOKYO • The Japan Coast Guard yesterday mounted a search-and-rescue operation for 12 crew members of a Chinese fishing boat after it collided with a Hong Kong tanker off the west of Japan.

The coast guard said it received a report of the collision from its Chinese counterparts yesterday morning, stating that 12 of the 16 people on the fishing vessel were missing and requesting help to find them.


Second arrest warrant issued for Yingluck

BANGKOK • A Thai criminal court has issued a second arrest warrant for former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country weeks ago before she was sentenced to five years' jail in absentia, the police said yesterday.

The warrant, issued on Wednesday, was for violating the country's immigration law, deputy police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul told reporters.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2017, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe