Malaysia and China have promised enhanced cooperation to tackle cyber crimes and cross-border online gambling.
Emphasizing on bilateral cooperation, Malaysian Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that the two countries would work together as cybercrime has increased significantly in recent years.
“In our discussion, we urged that Malaysia and China work together to curb cybercrime as it requires initiatives and specific measures.”
“I have raised the issue of Vietnamese fishermen invading the country’s waters and have asked for their help and cooperation in order to prevent or put a stop to this matter.
“This is a major issue in Malaysia. Several Vietnamese fishermen have been detained but the problem still persists. As such we sought the cooperation of Vietnam to resolve the matter,” he said.
“No country can effectively deal with crime alone because it is not only happening locally but also at the international level.
“Asean and its three dialogue partners – China, Japan, and South Korea will intensify cooperation to tackle cross-border crime. We need close cooperation.
“We need follow-up measures in various forms to face big issues together,” he added.
Recently, the Malaysian Immigration Department busted a massive foreign online gambling ring arresting 680 China nationals in a rai at a building in Cyberjaya.
As the police broke into the building, about 100 members managed to escape putting up a fight with the immigration officers. The raiding party had 150 officers who got in the building at 11 am and arrested 603 men and 77 women aged between 19 and 35.