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With piracy off the Somali coast now an increasingly dim memory, the waters of South-east Asia have resumed as the area seafarers fear to sail. There has been a spate of attacks on cargo vessels in the region this year, partly due to a ramp-up in activity from Filipino terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. In response, the governments of Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines are considering setting up a high-security corridor for vessels passing through the region, similar to the one that existed in the Gulf of Aden until Somali piracy fell away.

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