13 RI fishermen return home after 5 months in Malaysian jail


Source from The Jakarta Post, 28 Feb 2012

After spending five months in a Malaysian jail, 13 fishermen of Batubara regency, North Sumatra, are slated to arrive at Medan’s Polonia Airport on Tuesday.

The fishermen were detained by the Malaysian government for violating border laws.

Belawan fisheries and oceanic resources supervisory station chief Mukhtar told The Jakarta Post that the fishermen, who have served their jail time, were scheduled to arrive in Medan, North Sumatra, at 1:45 p.m.

“I am now in Penang, Malaysia, to pick them up,” Mukhtar said on Tuesday over the phone.

The fishermen, Putra, Yusli Musri, Ibrahim, Indra, Amri, Syaifuddin, Basri, Ajid, Hasan, Baharudin, Syaiful, Ramli and Hairi, were fishermen from Padang River, Kuala Tanjung, Batubara regency. (swd)

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