Tag Archives: Malaysia

Oversight of police in Malaysia

In 2004, a Malaysian royal commission looking into deaths and injuries in police custody issued 125 recommendations aimed at reducing excessive use of force and improving police accountability, including an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission. The government later established … Continue reading

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UN awards for tackling environmental crime

This press release recognizes award-winning enforcement initiatives tackling transboundary environmental crime in China, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. The announcement notes that environmental crime¬†“is now the fourth largest illegal crime after drug smuggling, counterfeiting and human trafficking” … Continue reading

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Police Jungle Squad

This article reports celebration of the 211th Police Day in Malaysia, and pays tribute to courageous action during the communist rebellion of 1948-1960. In response to a bloody attack on a rural police station in 1950, the Police Jungle Squad … Continue reading

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UN course for female senior officers

This article reports a Female Senior Officer Command Development Course being held in Malaysia to help prepare women for command roles in UN police missions around the world. It is the second of four offerings of the course, with the … Continue reading

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ASEAN counter-terror weaknesses

This article notes increasing Islamic State terrorist activity in Southeast Asia and identifies several structural and practical impediments to developing an effective regional response through ASEAN, including slow processes, lack of practical action, and unresolved border disputes.

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Aseanapol links strengthened

This article reports that the Aseanapol nations have signed a Protocol for Crisis Management that will increase information sharing during critical incidents such as terrorism. Adoption of the protocol¬† is considered an important step as it was considered but tabled … Continue reading

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Beefing up Aseanapol considered

This article reports that Asian ministers recently considered creating a Europol-style regional agency, mainly to enhance capabilities for preventing and investigating cyber crime. No short-term decisions are expected while discussion and planning continue.

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