The Indonesian government is set to open a new Marine Corps’ headquarters on Setokok Island in Batam, Riau Islands province, according to a top Navy official. The Navy has already started to operate some facilities at the headquarters, as it looks to secure the Malacca and Singapore straits from piracy and other marine security disturbances frequently committed in the area. The headquarters has been developed within the last year to strengthen security in the border region that has high conflict potential. As an initial step, a total of 600 marine personnel will be deployed at the headquarters.



Posted July 31, 2014 by rrts in -NEWS

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