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(from left to right) Assistant Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police Sarawut Karnpanich and Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain at a press conference after the closing of the 26th Thailand-Malaysia Working Committee Meeting on Criminal Activities, in Shah Alam on September 7, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Malaysia, Thai police mull setting up joint committee to tackle cross-border cybercrime

SHAH ALAM, Sept 7 — The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is considering the establishment of a joint committee with the Royal Thai Police to tackle cross-border cybercrime.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the proposal was among those presented during the 26th Thailand-Malaysia Working Committee Meeting on Criminal Activities, which took place today.

The purpose of establishing the committee is to make it easier for the police of both countries to share information regarding cross-border cybercrime.

“For instance, a Malaysian-based online fraud ring that targets victims in Thailand and vice versa makes it difficult for police forces in both countries to combat such activities due to jurisdictional limitations.

“I will bring the proposal for the establishment of the committee to the Inspector General of Police for consideration,” he told a press conference after the closing ceremony of the meeting.

Also present was Assistant Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police Sarawut Karnpanich, as the head of the delegation.

During the same press conference, Sarawut said Thailand has seen an increase in the number of cyber crimes committed over the past few years.

“Like Malaysia, cyber crime is also on the rise in Thailand and we are doing our best to cope with the technology and find areas where we can cooperate further,” he said.

The two-day meeting, which ended today, discussed topics related to cross-border crimes such as terrorism, drug and human smuggling, maritime crimes and piracy.

— Bernama

 

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