Malaysia to work with China to fight transnational crime

Malaysia to work with China to fight transnational crime
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, waves as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak stands next to him following Malaysia China Economic Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

PETALING JAYA - Malaysia and China will work closely to fight transnational terrorism, cybercrime, drugs and human trafficking.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will be discussing security issues with Chinese officials during his six-day working visit to China.

A statement by the ministry said Zahid would call on China's State Councillor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun.

"Security issues of mutual interest to both parties will be discussed during the meeting," it said, adding that it would be held between senior officials from ministry and China's Ministry of Public Security.

Zahid is also expected to visit several security sites such as the 1st Research Institution of Ministry of Public Security and the police command centre.

He will also launch the Malaysian Overseas Visa System for Chinese nationals in Beijing.

The statement said representatives from several Malaysian agencies attended the second Malaysia-China Joint Working Group Meeting on Cooperation in Transnational Crime on Monday.

"The meeting discussed a number of issues including counter-terrorism, immigration issues, cyber-crime, illegal trafficking of narcotic drugs and trafficking in person."

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