Defend and Protect the Country’s Borders from External Invasion, Trafficking and Smuggling
4 September 2019 – A Malaysian court that promised justice for victims of human trafficking made eight convictions in its inaugural year despite the launch of hundreds of investigations in recent years, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed. Malaysia is a magnet for traffickers due to its heavy reliance on foreign workers, many lured from nearby Indonesia and Bangladesh with promises of honest work but ending up trapped in unpaid labour, debt and facing exploitation.
C4 – Justice for human trafficking victims in Malaysia is being outpaced by the number of investigations and incidences of human trafficking activities in the nation. With justice not done it would lead the perpetrators will continue to traffic countless workers into the country in a life of servitude and exploitation. There have been encouraging news from the PDRM and the MACC that indicates that law enforcement agencies are focused on bringing incidences of these crimes to court. What is needed now is more of these cases to be delivered through the legal system were the masterminds behind the enslavement of guest workers to justice.
To increase resources and capacity of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency to address these threats
19 May 2019 – Malaysian maritime agencies do not have enough “muscle” to thwart illegal fishing by Vietnamese vessels in the nation’s exclusive economic zone waters.
18 May 2019 – A multi-agency task force, spearheaded by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has scored a series of successes by nabbing 25 Vietnamese vessels and detaining 123 of their crew for illegal activities.
26 Mar 2019 – Mohamad said the core business of the navy is to protect the nation’s territorial integrity and it is also entrusted to play its part in other aspects of national development agendas such as in capacity building, the national defence industry, marine environmental conservation, and collaboration with other maritime agencies to maintain order at sea.
To use the ASEAN platform to achieve intra-regional solution
22 July 2019 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a Sessions Court judge in Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor, over alleged corruption involving the release of illegal immigrants. MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya confirmed the arrest of the 45-year-old judge, which was carried out this evening.