Asia Briefs: Maliki attends Indian Ocean group's meeting

Maliki attends Indian Ocean group's meeting

Senior Minister of State for Defence and Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman attended the Indian Ocean Rim Association 15th Council of Ministers Meeting in Padang, Indonesia, yesterday.

The meeting reviewed the progress made since last year's meeting, and discussed ways to enhance regional cooperation in the Indian Ocean rim.

The meeting also discussed cooperation under the theme "Strengthening Maritime Cooperation in a Peaceful and Stable Indian Ocean", as proposed by Indonesia, the current IORA chair, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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Thailand beefs up security of websites

BANGKOK • Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday instructed the Information and Communication Technology Ministry to tighten security of the government's computer system and websites to fend off hacking attacks.

On Thursday, Anonymous, an international group of activists and hackers promoting Internet freedom, announced it was targeting the Thai government.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2015, with the headline 'Asia Briefs: Maliki attends Indian Ocean group's meeting'. Print Edition | Subscribe