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Malaysia: Missing Tanker Apparently Hijacked

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A Malaysian fuel tanker has apparently been hijacked and taken into Indonesian waters.

Malaysian maritime authorities said Wednesday the Vier Harmoni tanker went missing Tuesday, the day after leaving the southern port of Tanjung Pelepas, carrying about 900,000 liters of diesel fuel. The vessel has been spotted in the waters off the Indonesian island of Batam, near Singapore.

Ahmad Puzi Kahar, the head of Malaysia's Maritime Enforcement Agency, said that "internal problems" may have been behind the ship's disappearance.