Gov't Trying to Rescue Two Indonesian Hostages

Sonya Michaella    •    10 November 2016 17:22 WIB
Gov't Trying to Rescue Two Indonesian Hostages
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arrmanatha Nasir (Photo: MTVN/Sonya Michaella), Jakarta: The Indonesian government is still trying to rescue two Indonesian hostages in the southern Philippines.

"We are still waiting for information," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir on Thursday (11//10).

Filipino militants hijacked two Malaysian fishing vessels in Malaysia waters last week. They then kidnapped two Indonesian boat captains.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi visited Malaysia few days ago. she conducted a meeting with Malaysian Foreign Ministers Anifah Aman in Kuala Lumpur. She also had a meeting with Indonesian sailors in Sabah.

"Indonesia hopes Malaysia can improve security around the area," he mentioned.

Previously, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines agreed maritime security cooperation in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas. However, the latest incident occurred outside the cooperation area.