NOVEMBER TARGET: It is to combat transnational crime, says Zahid
PUTRAJAYA: MALAYSIA and Vietnam will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to combat transnational crime.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the MoU would be signed either in October or November.
It would enable both countries to address issues that involved criminal cases of the people of both nations.
He said Malaysia and Vietnam had agreed to hold ministerial-level meeting annually to strengthen cooperation in security and policing matters.
The agreement to sign the MoU came about during Zahid’s meeting with Vietnamese Public Security Minister General Tran Dai Quang.
Zahid is on a four-day working visit to Vietnam that began on Tuesday.
He said he and Tran discussed collaboration between Malaysia and Vietnam, especially on improving security.
He said another issue discussed was the Foreign Workers’ Centralised Management System (FWCMS), where applications of Vietnamese workers bound for Malaysia were done online to avoid exploitation by third parties.
He said FWCMS would be strengthened and the matter would be discussed with Vietnamese Labour Minister Pham Thi Hai.
Zahid will return to Malaysia today.