Malaysia to act against pirates
By Jonathan Kent
BBC, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia has promised to deploy more ships to the Malacca Strait after pirates kidnapped several crewmen for ransom in two attacks this week.
However, the authorities say they will not reconsider offers of help from other countries, notably the United States, to patrol the strait.
Malaysia has launched an air and sea search and rescue operation to locate the missing mariners
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