Malaysia’s Boost Security of National Waters

Kuala Lumpur, – Malaysia’s Marine Operations Force (MOF) have enhanced security along several routes in the national territorial waters which are believed to be used by the ISIS group to enter the country.

Bukit Aman MOF commander Abdul Rahim Abdullah said the MOF was always in a state of readiness and at the same time boosting intelligence work to ensure the group was prevented from entering Malaysia, according to Malaysia’s (Bernama) News Agency.

He said the MOF had identified several of the group’s routes and were always alert and increasing cooperation with units in the police force and other agencies to gather current information on the matter. “We are also carrying out several strategies to block their presence and upgrade security at ports nationwide,” he told reporters after a Joint Meeting and Training between the MOF and the Singapore Police Coast Guard (PCG) at the Batu Uban Marine Base.

Meanwhile, Abdul Rahim said the MOF and PCG would continue to boost cooperation especially in tackling several issues including the maritime security challenges and threats specifically involving human trafficking in both the nations’ territorial waters.

He said, in addition, both the teams also formed special units to cooperate in boosting further their capabilities on crimes related to terrorism.

Source: Qatar News Agency