10 July 2017

News Story: Malaysia considers setting up federal counter-terrorism department

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) - The Royal Malaysia Police is considering the establishment of a new federal counter-terrorism department to enhance the forces’ ability to fight terrorism, reported the New Straits Times on July 7.

The new department will be have 500 personnel, more than double the 200 officers who are drawn from various state forces by the existing special branch counter-terrorism division.

These officers will investigate terror financing, carry out rehabilitation, monitor threats and the players involved and engage the community to prevent radicalism.

According to the NST, the new department is part of a recently announced major reshuffle at the police force ahead of the next general election due by August next year and the upcoming SEA Games.

Read the full story at VietnamPlus