The man who lead the hijacking of the Malaysian tanker Orkim Harmony has been arrested. Albert Johanes, an Indonesian national, was tracked down in west Jakarta last week by the Indonesian navy.
It remains unclear if the suspect would be tried in Indonesia or extradited to Malaysia.
Another eight Indonesians who were involved in the hijacking were apprehended in Vietnam in late June.
The Orkim Harmony was reported missing on June 12 after leaving Malacca on Malaysia’s west coast for Kuantan on the east coast. It was carrying fuel worth $5.6m for Petronas, Malaysia’s state-run energy giant. When the ship was eventually found it emerged that one of the 22 crewmembers, the cook, had been shot in the thigh.