Hanoi: A Vietnamese official says eight Indonesians apprehended last week have confessed to hijacking a Malaysian oil tanker. Col Doan Bao Quyet, political commissar of Vietnam CoastGuard region 4 based in the southern province of Kien Giang,said today that the Indonesians initially said they encountered an accident at sea while fishing when they arrived in Tho Chu island off Vietnam’s southern coast on Friday. But after questioning with the images and information provided by Malaysian authorities, they confessed that they were responsible for the hijacking of the oil tanker earlier this month. The tanker MT Orkim Harmony carrying 7.5 million liters of gasoline worth 21 million ringgit (USD 5.7 million) on its wayto Kuantan in Malaysia when communications were lost with it on June 11.

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