Indonesia sinks 38 fishing boats to protect its territorial integrity

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Indonesia,August 19:Indonesia sank 38 fishing vessels yesterday, the biggest action of its kind to date, to demonstrate the government's seriousness concerning the protection its territorial integrity.

The action was carried out in several places of Indonesia as part of the commemoration of Indonesia's 70th Independence Day.

The vessels were from Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. In a statement, Indonesia's Minister for Maritime and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti said maritime sovereignty is a key factor to ensure Indonesia's unity.

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