SHAH ALAM: MMEA, Marine Police colloboration. MMEA and the Marine police signed a declaration of cooperation to work together to ensure the safety of the country’s shorelines. PDRM was represented by IGP Abdul Hamid Bador and MMEA was represented by by its director-general Admiral Mohd Zubil Mat Som at the signing ceremony yesterday.
Not much details of the collaboration have come out however.
From The Star
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said the strategic collaboration between these two enforcement agencies would be mutually beneficial.
“Through this collaboration, we can share intelligence, expertise, assets, training and human capital, as well as joint operations.
“I am confident we can strengthen our defences along the coasts,” he said in his speech after signing the declaration of strategic cooperation at the Marine Police Region 1 Base at Port Klang here on Thursday (March 5).
He said the cooperation was timely as the country was facing non-conventional threats and trans-border crime.
Hamid signed the declaration with MMEA director general Admiral Datuk Mohd Zubil Mat Som, witnessed by Home Ministry deputy secretary-general Datuk Zainal Abidin Abu Hassan.
Adm Mohd Zubil they would announce the cooperation notes soon.
“I believe this cooperation will lead to a positive impact as we have already proven last year.
“Together with the police and Customs Department, we managed to thwart smuggling cases as well as a huge drug trafficking case in Johor last year.
It must be noted that the talk of collaboration of some sort had been in the works in the last two years – mostly due to the need to reduce costs – by the Mahathir administration. I believed both PDRM and MMEA had agreed upon the details of collaboration but the document is being withheld as the matter probably needed to be reviewed first by the new government.
Of course I will write an update about the collaboration when further details are available. By the way, DSA 2020 has been postponed to August 24 to 27, basically in response to the outbreak of Covid-19. The show was supposed to be held from April 20 to 23.
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