China cooperation focuses on four crimes
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 13 — Malaysia-China efforts in combating transborder crimes will focus on human trafficking (women and children), drug smuggling, terrorism and cybercrime. Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the four crimes not only occur in both countries, but require regional and international cooperation as they involve syndicates with regional and global network.
"The four crimes form the central issue that can affect the very basis of security in every country. We have to approach them from many aspects.
"Since the world now is borderless, we have to deal with them at the source countries," he told reporters after receiving visiting Chinese Deputy Director-General of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Internal Security, Zhang Ju Fen, at his office here today.
Malaysia and China signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to combat transborder crimes in a ceremony held on August 2 in Beijing, China.
Hishammuddin said it includes cooperation in law enforcement, law enforcement training, scientific research and technology transfer. Both countries recognised that the four crimes would become a big threat and must be addressed now, while warning those involved they would not escape. A Malaysian delegation comprising Home Ministry Secretary-General, Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohamad Radzi and Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Ismail Omar will visit China on September 24. — Bernama