• 66 MISSING AFTER BOAT SINKS OFF MALAYSIA

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    KUALA LUMPUR: Sixty-six people were missing on Wednesday after a boat carrying Indonesian illegal migrants sank off Malaysia’s west coast, a maritime official said. “A wooden boat with 97 Indonesians has sank off Port Klang near Banting,” Mohamad Zuhri, spokesman for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, told Agence Franve-Presse, adding that 31 had been rescued. “The Indonesians were trying to enter Malaysia illegally by crossing the Malacca Straits.” He said the boat sank overnight, but had no details on what caused the accident or what the vessel’s capacity was. Authorities said one helicopter and five vessels had been deployed to search for survivors.

    AFP

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