As the Aidilfitri holiday season gets under way, the coast guard steps up efforts to prevent overloading.
Surprise checks on four Langkawi ferries also find faulty PA systems and difficult-to-reach safety jackets.
Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman says Putrajaya has sufficient evidence to show the boat did not encroach into Indonesian waters.
This was based on broadcasts from the boats' tracking system, it says.
His wife has lodged police report that he was beaten in the lock-up during his remand.
Marine enforcement officers are questioning the Vietnamese crews of three trawlers on whether they intended to harvest the sharks for their fins or other reasons.
Junz Wong says the ministry has received complaints of foreign vessels in Sabah's waters, and urges the authorities to act on the matter.
The former minister says the move will put the safety of Malaysians at risk.
MMEA chief says the new vessels will be ‘mother ships’ capable of carrying six boats and operate at sea for up to 21 days.
Maritime agency calls off the operation as there are no new leads and a slim chance of finding the victims.
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has managed to rescue 6 crew members.
Layang-Layang Aerospace expects its entire fleet to be fully booked come election time.
Aida Arzahari breaks new ground at sea after being appointed to lead KM Nyalau, a ship based in Lumut, Perak.
Four maritime enforcement and navy ships are now looking for the anglers after five others were rescued.
Both bodies were discovered by fishermen at different locations, says MMEA
She is alleged to have offered a RM890,000 bribe to Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency officers.
Those arrested include mastermind, a Viet woman with ‘Datuk’ title, and MMEA personnel said to have collected RM50,000 to RM200,000 for release of each boat seized.
DPM says Putrajaya will work with UNHCR and other relevant bodies to help in the plight of the refugees who are fleeing ethnic violence in Myanmar.
The seven crew members were rescued by a passing tugboat after the ship went up in flames near Tanjung Labuh, Batu Pahat.
The agency has been asked to provide assistance to the Rohingya refugees on humanitarian grounds, if such a need arises, says MMEA director-general.
MMEA says Rohingya refugees will likely be housed in immigration detention centres, where foreigners without documents are typically held.
Boat with capacity for 12 found to be carrying 22 passengers.
The boat was set on fire at sea off the coast of Kelantan, the first time Malaysian authorities have resorted to such action.
MMEA says the agency is sending in its assets as the collision took place in Malaysian waters.