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M'sia-China to jointly fight crime
Publication Date : 14-09-2012
Enforcement agencies in Malaysia and China have started working on strategies to jointly combat trans-border crimes after both countries inked an agreement on the matter, Home Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said yesterday.
“The strategies would be discussed in a working group meeting to be held later this month in China," he said after attending a two-hour meeting with the deputy director-general of the International Cooperation Department of the Public Security Ministry of China Zhang Jufen.
“Both sides realise that trans-border crimes are threats that we have to face in the future and we need to be fully prepared."
Hishammuddin said the preparation of the strategies would enable both countries to present clearer ideas on implementing the tasks outlined in the memorandum of understanding (MoU).
He added that the Malaysian team would comprise the ministry's secretary-general Abdul Rahim Radzi, Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar and Immigration director-general Alias Ahmad.
On August 2, Malaysia and China signed a MoU on tackling trans-border crimes that covers law enforcement, training, scientific research and exchange of technology.