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Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail speaks during the Minister’s Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat, at Parliament in Kuala Lumpur on February 29, 2024. — Picture by BERNAMA

Saifuddin to meet US Treasury top official, explain Malaysia’s stance

KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail has confirmed he will meet the United States Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence Brian Nelson tomorrow.

He will present Malaysia’s official stance on matters raised at the meeting.

“I will meet Brian Nelson tomorrow morning, firstly to hear whatever he has to say.

“At the end of listening to their presentation, I will give an official explanation on the matters raised,” Saifuddin said.

He was speaking to the press after witnessing the memorandum of understanding signing ceremony of 14 contracts worth RM2.15 billion between the ministry and local companies at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) Exhibition and National Security for Asia (Natsec) 2024 Exhibition today.

Previously, international news agency Reuters reported that the US Treasury Department’s top sanctions official will visit Singapore and Malaysia.

During the event, the signed contracts include the Royal Malaysian Police with a RM1.57 billion contract, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (RM529 million), and the National Registration Department (RM52 million).

On installing body cameras for use by police personnel, Saifuddin said he requested the implementation (of body cameras) be expedited and not postponed to next year instead.

“The budget has been available for a long time, but the procurement process has changed several times. So, I ask for it to be resolved immediately.

“According to our timeline, the first shipment (of body cameras) is expected to take place in June,” he said.

— Bernama

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