Malaysia to charge Somali pirates under firearms act


Malaysia will charge seven Somali pirates with offences under the firearms act in a move that could see the men hanged if they are found guilty, said a statement from the Attorney General’s office.

The pirates were captured in January by Malaysian commandos after they attempted to hijack a Malaysian-owned chemicals tanker, Reuters reports.

They were brought to Malaysia and were due to be charged in a court in the capital Kuala Lumpur later on Friday.