Defend and Protect the Country’s Borders from External Invasion, Trafficking and Smuggling
Complaints committee to monitor 20 enforcement agencies
8 January 2020
The Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption (JKKMAR) has agreed to the recommendations by the National Registration Department (NRD) to boost its governance to address the issue of unethical distribution of identification documents. JKKMAR also said that the NRD will be re-rated as a high-risk agency and that its integrity unit will be empowered. Identification document will also have the biometric element embedded.
Muhyiddin: We will launch holistic plan to combat migrant problem
30 December 2019
In an effort to ensure that the country reaches zero undocumented migrants, a holistic plan on enforcement against illegal migrants will be launched to solve the inflow of illegal migrants said Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. The plan which is developed in June will involve multiple players such as the state governments, local authorities, and Village Development and Security Committees. The plan details five strategies to do away with the illegal migrant issue – enforcement operation, legal and policy, border control and entry point, management of foreigners, and media and publicity.
Govt to set up border agency, says Muhyiddin
27 December 2019
The Home Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that a border agency will be created to oversee, as well as solidifying and boosting the standard of operation and security along the national borders. He said that the government will set up a sole body in charge of the national borders as soon as possible.
Pakatan tables Defence White Paper in Parliament
2 December 2019
Defence White Paper which shows the direction of the country’s aspirations for the next ten years is tabled to protect and defend the nation’s interests.
04 October 2019
The new Security and Public Order Policy (DKKA) launched by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday were timely as it will safeguard the people’s wellbeing while ensuring Malaysia to remain as a sovereign, peaceful, prosperous and respected nation.
C4 – DKKA outlines six core areas and 21 strategies as a guide and reference for all interested parties in facing various security and public order issues. The six core areas are:
- Core 1: Defend supremacy of the Constitution, the law and the main institutions of the nation. (Mempertahankan Keluhuran Perlembagaan, Kedaulatan Undang-undang dan Institusi Utama Negara)
- Core 2: Improve the administration & Integrity of security/law enforcement agencies (Meningkatkan Tadbir Urus dan Integriti Agensi Penguatkuasaan Keselamatan
- Core 3: To enhance the defence of the border control of the country. (Mengukuhkan Keselamatan Kawalan Sempadan Negara)
- Core 4: To guarantee the safety and public order of the nation. (Menjamin Keselamatan dan Ketenteraman Awam)
- Core 5: To combat the menace of drug abuse (Memerangi Gejala Dadah)
- Core 6: To protect the nation’s strategic interest and assets. (Melindungi Aset dan Sasaran Penting Negara)
Core 3 of the DKKA, which focused on enhancing the defence of border control of the nation, has four strategies. The strategies are:
- To increase the supervision and control of the boarders continuously and comprehensively. (Meningkatkan Kawalan dan Pengawasan Sempadan Secara Bersepadu dan Berterusan)
- To galvanise the intelligence capabilities and enforcement of crossborder crime (Memperkasakan Keupayaan Perisikan dan
Penguatkuasaan Jenayah Rentas Sempadan)
- Strengthen the enforcement of security laws of the borders of the nation. ( Memperkukuhkan Penguatkuasaan Undang-undang Keselamatan Sempadan Negara)
- To establish a comprehensive immigrant management system (Mewujudkan Sistem Pengurusan Warga Asing yang Menyeluruh)
According to SUHAKAM (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia), Malaysia has become a popular destination economic migrants or transit country, where are prone to exploitation. They have seen an increasing number of complaints of human trafficking within the year. The strategies highlighted points to the acknowledgement of the problems of human trafficking by the administration and their possible remedies. However, caution should be given as these remedies might lead to abuse and overzealous use of force by some members of the enforcement agencies if there is no proper oversight system in place.
Selling MyKad, birth certs to foreigners is treason: Muhyiddin
14 September 2019 – The act of selling MyKad and birth certificates to foreign nationals should be treated as treason said Muhyiddin, the Minister of Home Affairs on his Facebook page today. His posting was a response to the arrest of 20 people including a senior National Registration Department officer for issuing Malaysia identity documentations illegally.
Human trafficking court nets few scalps in first year
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 to continue to traffic countless workers into the country for a life of servitude and exploitation. The article accounts encouraging news from the PDRM and the MACC that indicates that law enforcement agencies are focused on bringing incidences of these crimes to court. There is a need now on these cases to be delivered through the legal system were the masterminds behind the enslavement of guest workers are brought to justice.
To increase resources and capacity of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency to address these threats
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 March 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
RCEP expected to help ease South China Sea tensions
15 January 2020
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will shift the attention to regional economic growth to ameliorate the tensions in the South China Sea. RCEP, led by Asean, China, South Korea, Australia, Japan and New Zealand would be the world’s largest trade pact by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and population if it transpired.
Asean members get tough with China on the South China Sea
6 January 2020
Asean members – Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines solidify their position on the South China Sea issue. In the Code of Conduct (COC) negotiations, Indonesia and Malaysia have made harsher statements against China on the issue. Malaysian’s Foreign Minister, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah, said “for China to claim that the whole of the South China Sea belongs to them, I think that is ridiculous.”
Increase diplomatic efforts and accelerate bilateral negotiations to resolve extra territorial issues
PSS proposed by the previous govt, says Azis
1 December 2019
According to the Deputy Home Minister Datuk MD Azis Jamman, the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) for foreigners meant to prevent and control the issuance of fake documents is being opposed by some quarters was actually proposed by the previous government but under a different name. Census certificates. The opposition party said that the federal government does not have unilateral power over immigration laws and regulations.
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.