Nine people are still missing after a boat carrying 27 Indonesians sank in Sepang waters off the Malaysian state of Selangor on June 19.

Director of the Klang Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Mohd Hambali Yaakub told the media that 18 have been rescued.

Initial investigations revealed that the boat, bound for Tanjung Balai, sank at about 3 am, he said, adding that it was believed that the boat came from Pantai Morib in Selangor state.

The accident came nearly a day after 97 Indonesians on board another ship were thrown into the water when their boat capsized in Kuala Langat waters in Selangor state while en route to Tanjung Balai, Indonesia.

According to the search and rescue team, 62 were rescued, 9 died and 26 remain unaccounted for.-VNA