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East Asia Trio Agree to Boost Maritime Security

Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines will begin conducting joint coordinated maritime patrols in a crucial economic waterway after kidnappings by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants. High-ranking diplomatic and military officials from the three nations reached an agreement Thursday in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta. The three nations share maritime borders along the Sulu and Celebes seas, through which 55 million tons of goods and over 18 million people pass each year. "We...

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