Press release from Puntland Foreign Ministry:
Puntland wholeheartedly condemns this incident regarding the Straat Malakka. The blame, however, ultimately lies with the international community. The negligence displayed with regard to piracy in the Indian Ocean and their willful disregard for this escalating problem endangered both Somali citizens and the ships who ply the trade routes of the East African coast. This problem has festered for a decade and it has finally reached this crisis point because of worldwide indifference to the Somali plight. The international community shoulders the blame for the dissolution of Somali governance and the intensification of these attacks. The situation forced Puntland to react unilaterally.