Cooperation needed among countries to fight int'l crime: Malaysian official

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Strengthening cooperation among all nations is necessary in combating international crime as they share the same threat and security issues, a Malaysian official said here on Monday.

Relevant agencies from every nation should coordinate among themselves to fight such crime, Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Hishammuddin Hussein made the remarks after opening the 13th FBI National Academy Associates Asia Pacific Conference here.

The minister said that in the ever changing environment, the movements of people and money had been made easy, and sharing intelligence and best practices among countries were becoming increasing crucial.

He also said that all parties concern should come together to first solve their respective issues on national security.

Meanwhile, Hishammuddin acknowledged that Malaysia has been maintaining good relations with other countries intelligence units, but that is insufficient.

"We should begin with regional cooperation, and expect more nations to participate in fighting international crime, such as human and drug trafficking, and trace the origins of the victims and drugs.

"In terms of terrorism, we must identify the terrorists' targets, and where they come from," stressed Hishammudin, adding that all these could not be done by a single authority.

He said that his ministry would lead all relevant agencies in the country to assist in combating international crime.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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