Taiwan queries Indonesia on allegation fishing boats shot at

(From AP)

Taiwan has demanded an explanation from Indonesia after two of its fishing boats were allegedly fired on by an Indonesia government vessel near the Strait of Malacca.

Taiwanese fishing vessel the Sheng Te Tsai is pictured in an undated photograph

Taiwanese fishing vessel the Sheng Te Tsai is pictured in an undated photograph

Taiwan’s foreign ministry said it called in an Indonesian representative in Taipei on Tuesday to express its concern over the incident earlier this week involving the vessels Sheng Te Tsai and Lien I Hsing No. 116, whose home port is in southern Taiwan.

A ministry statement condemned the use of force and asked for evidence of any claims of wrongdoing by the Taiwanese boats that could justify the shooting.

“And we require that the Indonesian government respond speedily to our statement as to why your fishing boats fired on the cockpits of our fishing boats,” the statement said.

There was no immediate response from Indonesia government officials in Jakarta. Read More



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