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Vietnamese fishermen face 2 years in prison for fishing

August 25 2007

Nearly two years in prison facing the Vietnamese fishermen who have decided to go fishing in Malaysia.

Violators themselves given, deciding to set his boat Malaysian flag, which hung upside down. The fact that none of the 13 passengers boat did not notice that the flag is hanging incorrectly, very strange. Blunder turned out pretty stupid: a variant of Vietnamese poachers yellow crescent and a star painted on a blue rectangle appeared in the lower right corner flag, while should be in the top left. Noticed a strange flag of one of Malaysian fishermen. Suspecting something was amiss, he reported what he saw in the fishing control, whose representatives will soon arrested all those on board the boat.

Vietnamese, who, naturally, did not have permission to fish during this time have already managed to catch some 500 kg of fish worth 6,000 ringgit (1,737 dollars). All thirteen crew members were charged with illegal entry and fishing, they would shortly be brought to justice.

It is expected that offenders will receive a maximum fine of $ 100 thousand ringgit (28,950 dollars) or imprisonment for a term of two years. RBC reports.

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