MALAYSIA DEPORTS HUNDREDS OF CHINESE FOR ONLINE GAMBLING
744 deported last year.
The Malaysian government deported 744 Chinese citizens, mainly on online gambling offenses, last year according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The official said that China has expressed its appreciation and praised the efficiency of the Royal Malaysia Police in combating one syndicate that was based in Malaysia and involved nationals from China and another country.
Ahmad Zahid, who is on a six-day working visit to China, said the success against illegal online gambling was possible due to the close and continued cooperation between the Malaysian and Chinese security authorities which were in constant discussion on issues related to cross-border crimes.
Speaking at a press conference, Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said several agreements were reached to extend the responsibility of the Regional Counter-Messaging Centre (CMC) operated by the Malaysian police, not only for the use of Asean countries but also to establish a footprint to help all Asian countries.
With the help of Chinese technology and equipment, the centre could become a communication channel to supply and share intelligence information fast, in real time, he said.
He added that consensus was also reached with the Interpol President, among others in the strengthening of relations among ministers responsible for policing and security at the regional level, and talks would be held more frequently at regional and global levels.