On the night of August 16, 2020, the APMM shot Vietnamese fishermen in the waters of Tok Bali, because after one of the Vietnamese fishermen tried to fight back and finally officers from the APMM shot and hit one of the Vietnamese fishermen.
The incident took place in the waters of Tok Bali, Pasir Puteh, about 81 nautical stones from the jeti, causing the Vietnamese citizen in his 30s to die.
Kelantan Police Chief, Deputy Commissioner Shafein Mamat said that his party received a report from the Malaysian Maritime Strengthening Agency (APMM) at 11.40 pm announcing the incident.
“When detained, provocation caused APMM members to open fire.
“The shot was hit on the body of the prey and the corpse was taken to Tengku Anis Hospital, Pasir Puteh for a tactic surgery process,” he said at a media session at the Kelantan Contingent Police (IPK) Officer, Kota Bharu, today.
Shafein said that 12 more fishermen were detained in the foreign fishermen’s boots and the APMM took them to the Tok Bali jet while they were trying to bring the boots back.
He said, so far no APMM member detention has been made and his party is still waiting for further reports to continue the action.
“According to him, the case was to follow Section 307 Kanun Keseksaan (KK) and Section 39 (a) Firearms Deed 1960,” he said.