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Oil tanker hijacked off Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR - An oil tanker has become the second such vessel to be hijacked in Malaysian waters in four weeks, the International Maritime Bureau said on Friday, pointing to rising piracy in the region. 

The Panamanian-flagged vessel was boarded  on Thursday by 10 armed pirates, who emptied it of the oil it was carrying into another ship before disembarking.

In early October a Thai-flagged oil tanker went missing for two days after a hijacking before being released without its cargo.

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