Malaysia, Vietnam sign agreement on transnational crimes

Vietnam’s Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi signed an agreement on preventing and fighting transnational crime, on October 1 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is the first agreement of its kind Malaysia has signed with an ASEAN country, creating a legal framework to bring cooperation between the police forces of the two countries to a new level. The two sides agreed on measures to effectively implement the agreement; establish alternate deputy minister-level dialogue mechanisms and exchange delegations; and hold negotiations to sign agreements on extraditions, the transfer of prisoners and human trafficking. They will also coordinate in investigations, hunting criminals and preventing and fighting transnational crimes such as terrorism, drug crime, cybercrime and laundering. They will pay attention to cooperation in improving law enforcement capacity, especially in training … [Read more...]

PM receives foreign national security, police delegates

VGP – PM Nguyen Tan Dung on August 18 hosted a reception for heads of foreign delegations who arrived in Viet Nam to attend the 70th anniversary of Traditional Day of Viet Nam People’s Police Force. Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac The delegations included foreign officials of national security and interior ministries, and security and police forces from China, Russia, Cuba and ASEAN and the leaders of ASEANAPOL and Interpol. Welcoming all foreign delegates to Viet Nam, PM Dung lauded the developments in the multi-faced cooperative relations between Viet Nam and ASEAN, China, Russia, Cuba and other international organizations as well as the effective cooperation between Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and other nations’ security forces, police, ASEANPOL and Interpol. The Vietnamese Government advocates and facilitates these cooperative activities, especially in combating trans-national crime, drug and human trafficking, cyber and terrorism, training personnel and … [Read more...]

Meeting honours police’s commitment to country

President Truong Tan Sang awards the Golden Star Medal to the Public Security sector at a ceremony in Ha Noi yesterday that commemorated the 70th founding anniversary of the Viet Nam People's Police. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang HA NOI (VNS) — A grand ceremony in Ha Noi yesterday commemorated the 70th founding anniversary of the Viet Nam People's Police and the 10th year of the All People Protect National Security Festival, which is being held today. Prominent among the attendees were Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Samdech Sar Kheng and Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong headed delegations present at the event. They joined other guests from China, Russia, Cuba, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and other regional and international police organisations. The … [Read more...]

PM receives international delegates to 70th anniversary of VN Police’s Day

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 18 for heads of foreign delegations who are in Vietnam to attend a ceremony marking the 70 th anniversary of Traditional Day of Vietnam People’s Police Force held the same day. Led by Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong, the delegation comprises officials of national security and interior ministries, and security and police forces from China, Russia, Cuba and ASEAN member states, as well as leaders of ASEANAPOL and Interpol. The PM expressed his satisfaction with positive progress of multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and the ASEAN, China, Russia, Cuba as well as effective coordination between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and counterparts in the countries and the Aseanpol and Interpol. He pledged all possible support to the collaboration, especially in the fight against trans-national, drug and human trafficking, cyber and terrorism crimes, and in personnel training and … [Read more...]

PM receives delegates to 70th anniversary of Vietnam Police’s Day

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 18 for heads of foreign delegations who are in Vietnam to attend a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Traditional Day of Vietnam People’s Police Force held the same day. Led by Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong, the delegation comprises officials of national security and interior ministries, and security and police forces from China, Russia, Cuba and ASEAN member states, as well as leaders of ASEANAPOL and Interpol. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and heads of foreign delegations in a joint photo The PM expressed his satisfaction with positive progress of multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and the ASEAN, China, Russia, Cuba as well as effective coordination between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and counterparts in the countries and the Aseanpol and Interpol. He pledged all possible support to the collaboration, especially in the fight against trans-national, drug … [Read more...]

VN to accelerate cooperation with INTERPOL

VGP - Cooperating effectively with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) is one of the top tasks of combating trans-national crime in Việt Nam, said Minister of Public Security Trần Đại Quang in a recent article. A working session between Vietnamese police and INTERPOL The article pointed out five key missions for the Ministry of Public Security in the time to come. Firstly, continue close and comprehensive cooperation with INTERPOland theOrganization's member countries, pledge to fulfill obligations and secure effective participation in Interpol. Việt Nam will work with the member countries to improve coordination mechanism of combating trans-national organized crime in the context of globalization and integration. The country should also consider to sign legal assistance and extradition agreements with other countries to facilitate the prevention of organized crime. Secondly,organize effective research, analysis, and forecast of organized crime for timely … [Read more...]

VN, Lao police seek ways to combat crimes

Police officers from Vietnam and Laos gathered at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on April 22 to discuss measures to boost cooperation in fighting crimes and ensuring social safety and order. Deputy Minister of Public Security Lieut. Gen. Pham Quy Ngo, Chief of the General Department for Anti-Crime Police Major Gen. Phan Van Vinh of Vietnam and Chief of the Police General Department under the Public Security Ministry of Laos, Colonel Sisavath Keomalavong, attended the event. Participants reviewed the recent cooperation in fighting crime and ensuring social safety and order in areas along the two countries' common border and discussed measures to boost cooperative ties in 2011. This year, the police forces of Vietnam and Laos will focus on implementing agreements signed between the two governments and ministries on related work and boost cooperation to promptly deal with complex cases of fighting crime and ensuring social safety and order. They also agreed to enhance the … [Read more...]

Crime, trafficking at sea pose threats to marine sovereignty

HCM CITY — Fighting crime and violations at sea way was crucial to the security and sovereignty of the country, security officials said at a seminar in HCM City yesterday. Speaking at the seminar on marine safety, officials from the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said co-operation between countries was critical in crime prevention. Major Gen Pham Huy Tap, national border guard deputy commander, said: "Matters sometimes can be dealt with by one country or one single force, but they should involve bilateral and multi-lateral co-operation." Tap said disputes on sovereignty and jurisdiction were one of the most vulnerable matters in the security of the nation. Piracy was an important issue, which also led to disputes on marine sovereignty at a time when several countries had drawn up closure policies on sea territories and islands. Issues affecting natural resources were also critical, including matters related to pollution, … [Read more...]

VN votes for stronger int’l cooperation against crimes

VGP - Việt Nam always votes for stronger international cooperation in crime prevention through actively joining global related conventions, stressed the head of the Vietnamese delegation to the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Salvador, Brazil. The country is carrying out a National Program on crime prevention, which sets out concrete targets for every period of five years each. Việt Nam also places importance on consolidating cooperation with international organizations like Interpol and ASEANPOL as well as expanding justice assistance with countries around the world. Over 150 representatives and 100 senior leaders from all over the world to the event, lasting on April 12-19, adopted a Declaration that calls for Member States to adapt their criminal justice systems to a changing world. By Hải Minh … [Read more...]

ASEAN, China combat organised crime

The sixth China-ASEAN conference for Prosecutors General opened in Hanoi on November 24 to discuss cooperative mechanisms and action plans to increase the effectiveness of the fight against transnational organised crime between ASEAN countries and China. The conference has brought together 200 prosecutors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China, plus representatives from the embassies of several ASEAN member countries and officials from a number of Vietnamese State agencies.In his opening speech, the Procurator General of Vietnam's Supreme People's Procuracy Tran Quoc Vuong stated that Vietnam places a lot of importance on providing judicial support to other countries, regarding this as an effective way of combating transnational organised crime.He pledged that Vietnam's Supreme People's Procuracy will answer requests for judicial support and cooperation from other partners in a quick, effective and timely manner and hope to receive a similar response in … [Read more...]

ASEAN police officers discuss ways to enhance database system

Senior police officers across South East Asia are meeting in Hanoi to discuss technical issues relating to the electronic ASEANAPOL Database System (e-ADS) that was launched at a conference in Kuala Lumpur in May, 2006. Delegates to the meeting of the ASEAN Chiefs of Police (ASEANPOL) Database Technical Committee, which commenced on November 27, will work out measures to ensure the best performance and security of the e-ADS in order to meet requirements of ASEAN police forces in the fight against transnational crime. During the three working days, the delegates will also review and decide on the expansion of the search engine of the e-ADS, as well as policy and security requirements for a duplicate of the system, and a Memorandum of Understanding with Interpol. … [Read more...]

ASEAN pledges continued cooperation in fighting terrorism

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will continue to promote coordination and cooperation with the international community, especially the United Nations, in combating international terrorism. Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the UN, made the commitment on behalf of the ASEAN member countries at the Sixth Committee of the 61st Session of the UN General Assembly on Oct. 11 on measures to eliminate international terrorism. Having affirmed strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, the Vietnamese ambassador said the ASEAN member countries upheld the view that the measures to be taken against terrorism must be comprehensive, balanced and in compliance with international law, particularly the principles of national sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of States. The ASEAN emphasised the need to address the root causes of terrorism and held that terrorism … [Read more...]

ASEAN members promote cooperation in fighting terrorism

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will continue to promote coordination and cooperation with the international community, especially the United Nations in combating international terrorism.Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, made the commitment on measures to eliminate international terrorism on behalf of the ASEAN member countries at the Sixth Committee of the 61st Session of the UN General Assembly on October 11. The Vietnamese ambassador said ASEAN member countries have maintained that measures against terrorism must be comprehensive, balanced and in compliance with international law, particularly the principles of national sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of States. The ASEAN emphasised the need to address the root causes of terrorism and held that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilisation or ethnic group, he said. … [Read more...]

Vietnam ready to cooperate in terrorism, extremism fight: official

Vietnam always stands ready to cooperate with the international community within multilateral and bilateral frameworks to fight terrorism and violent extremism, Deputy Minister of Public Security Pham Dung said at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Heads of the delegation to the conference and Malaysian PM Najib Razak pose for photo The International Conference on Deradicalisation and Countering Violent Extremism 2016 (IDC 2016) is taking place in the Malaysian capital city on January 25 – 26. It drew officials and scholars from the ASEAN member nations and nine strategic partners of Malaysia: Australia, France, Italy, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, and the US. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the IDC 2016 aims to enhance cooperation among all countries and information sharing among security agencies to deal with all forms of terrorist attacks, especially suicide bombings which are a … [Read more...]

Asia’s police exhibition and conference opens in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, October 22 (VNA) – Delegates from police and security forces of ASEAN member states and some other Pacific Asia nations are gathering in the 4 th General Police and Special Equipment Exhibition & Conference Asia (GPEC Asia 2015) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Vietnamese delegation is led by Deputy Minister of Public Security Bui Van Thanh. In the opening ceremony on October 21, Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, said GPEC Asia is a high-level forum for police officers, security experts and policy-makers of the region to exchange ideas and practical experience as well as strengthen cooperation in combating transnational crimes and terrorism. This year’s event also introduces the most current technologies and innovations in response to homeland security requirements. More than 300 companies from approximately 20 countries worldwide, including Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, … [Read more...]

Malaysia to house 3,000 Syrian refugees

NDO/VNA – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced that his country would open their doors to 3,000 Syrian refugees in the next three years. Speaking at the 70th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on October 1, PM Najib Razak said Islamic countries have a responsibility to Syrian refugees, who have been putting growing social and economic pressure on European countries. Over the past four years, around 4 million Syrians have fled their country to neighbouring nations and they have been struggling against difficulties and poverty. Malaysia is one of a few Islamic countries which lead aid efforts for Syrian refugees. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the refugees will be provided with temporary accommodation and access to education and employment. … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Malaysia sign agreement on transnational crimes

Vietnam’s Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi signed an agreement on preventing and fighting transnational crime, on October 1 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Minister Tran Dai Quang and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi signed an agreement on preventing and fighting transnational crime on October 1. This is the first agreement of its kind Malaysia has signed with an ASEAN country, creating a legal framework to bring cooperation between the police forces of the two countries to a new level. The two sides agreed on measures to effectively implement the agreement; establish alternate deputy minister-level dialogue mechanisms and exchange delegations; and hold negotiations to sign agreements on extraditions, the transfer of prisoners and human trafficking. They will also coordinate in investigations, hunting criminals and preventing and fighting … [Read more...]

Online applications for foreign workers to be introduced in Malaysia

An online foreign workforce management system will be applied in Malaysia to reduce the time required to hand-in recruitment documents, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. During the meeting of the Cabinet Committee for Foreign Workers and Illegal Immigrants held on August 18, the minister highlighted that the conventional application takes employers three to six months to receive approval from the ministry’s One-Stop Approval Centre, adding that online submissions would be approved within 48 hours if they meet all standards set by the ministry. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Photo: themalaymailonline.com System trials have proven effective, Zahid said, given that the single window synchronisation system is created to ensure no overlaps or cross-communication between ministries. Recruiters will be asked to fill in online forms while the government will consider the requisite … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Malaysia sign agreement on transnational crimes

Vietnam’s Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi signed an agreement on preventing and fighting transnational crime, on October 1 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Minister Tran Dai Quang and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi signed an agreement on preventing and fighting transnational crime on October 1. This is the first agreement of its kind Malaysia has signed with an ASEAN country, creating a legal framework to bring cooperation between the police forces of the two countries to a new level. The two sides agreed on measures to effectively implement the agreement; establish alternate deputy minister-level dialogue mechanisms and exchange delegations; and hold negotiations to sign agreements on extraditions, the transfer of prisoners and human trafficking. They will also coordinate in investigations, hunting criminals and preventing and fighting … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Malaysia promote security ties

(VOV) - Vietnam and Malaysia will strengthen cooperation in security, police and crime prevention. Vietnam attends int'l table setting exhibition in Malaysia Malaysian PM encourages business expansion in Vietnam Malaysian group opens Hanoi park The agreement was reached at talks between Vietnam's Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and Malaysia's Minister of Home Affairs Dato Seri Dr.Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in Hanoi on May 14. They considered organising an annual deputy-ministerial level meeting between the two ministries to boost cooperation and exchange information about crime prevention, particularly non-traditional crime, international terrorism and cyber crime. They agreed to protect citizens living, working and studing legally in each other's territories, prevent violation of laws. Vietnam and Malaysia will negotiate and sign an agreement on criminal extradition and another agreement on handing over prisoners, they said. … [Read more...]