KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 – The Crime Prevention Board is now studying 51 cases of organised crime before deciding on the kind of action to be taken, says Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. “The 51 cases have been brought to the board to see whether to place them (criminals) under detention for two years or be closely monitored through the electronic monitoring device. “The board which came into effect on April 2 has been screening 70 criminals under the Prevention of Crime (Amendment and Extension) Act 2013,” he said after attending the ‘Putrajaya Forum: Transnational Organised Crime In Asia’, in Kuala Lumpur, Monday. The Act, effective from April 2, is aimed at stemming organised crime and serious crime, to hence reduce crime rates in the country. Ahmad Zahid said in the on-going fight against organised and transnational crime including kidnapping, various forms of policing cooperation had been forged with Aseanapol and Interpol.
“In implementing modern policing which requires the use of various assets and modern equipment for monitoring purpose to obtain information and data, the cooperation has been good among the countries which have established cooperation with Aseanapol. “We are also cooperating in the exchange of information and data to combat transboundary crime, which appears to be increasingly aggressive not only in the ASEAN region but also worldwide,” he said. Ahmad Zahid Monday also received separate courtesy calls from Singapore’s Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen and Britain’s Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Philip Dunne at a hotel, in Kuala Lumpur. They are here to attend the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference (DSA 2014) which is taking place from April 14 to 17 at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The DSA Exhibition 2014 is a static defence technology and equipment showcase as well as of the latest generic security solution and armament systems to meet the requirements of Malaysia’s security forces and that of the Asia-Pacific countries.