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MANILA - Several Malaysian proposals at the 11th Asean Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC) here have been well-received by member states, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

This showed that Malaysia’s voice was being heard and respected by Asean member countries, he added.

Malaysia formally handed over the chairmanship of the 10th AMMTC to the Philippines yesterday.

Dr Ahmad Zahid said Malaysia would continue to actively contribute to the AMMTC.

Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, arrived here to attend the biannual meeting beginning yesterday.

He said Malaysia would lead the way in adopting the four proposals, which could be emulated by member states as certain actions would also need their cooperation and participation.

Malaysia, he added, would organise the second edition of the Putrajaya International Security Dialogue from Jan 4 to 6, 2018, which would not only see the participation of Asean members, but the United States and Britain, as well as Middle Eastern countries.

“The dialogue, which will be co-organised by Saudi Arabian NGO Rabitah Al-Alam Al-Islam, is also aimed at correcting the global misperception of Islam

PUTRAJAYA - Malaysia is expected to highlight the plight of the ethnic minority Rohingya in the Rakhine state at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (72nd UNGA).

It will be among the highlights to be brought to the attention by Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman who will deliver Malaysia's National Statement at the UNGA meet.

In a statement today, Wisma Putra said during the assembly in New York from today to Sept 26, Anifah would also highlight the

PETALING JAYA - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has condemned the bombings at churches in Tanta and Alexandria in Egypt on Sunday which killed dozens of worshipers.

"I am disgusted by the cowardly attacks on churches in Tanta and Alexandria.

"At this time of mourning, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those lost and the Egyptian people,” the Prime Minister said.

"These attacks are yet another reminder of the threat of violent extremism. We must never surrender, and each atrocity


KUALA LUMPUR - Japan reportedly provided Malaysia with fingerprint data and other information on Kim Jong-nam needed for the investigation into the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The fingerprint data was obtained when the Japanese immigration officials detained Kim in 2001 at Narita International Airport when he tried to enter the country on a false passport, Kyodo news agency quoted sources as saying on Sunday. 

He had told the Japanese

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL - The United Nations Security Council will vote on Friday on a U.S. and Chinese proposal to blacklist more North Korean individuals and entities after the country's repeated ballistic missile launches, diplomats said on Thursday.

The draft resolution, seen by Reuters, would sanction four entities, including the Koryo Bank and Strategic Rocket Force of the Korean People's Army, and 14 people, including Cho Il U, who is believed to head North Korea's overseas spying

KUALA LUMPUR - The identity of the North Korean citizen killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) on Feb 13 was confirmed as Kim Jong-nam based on fingerprint data obtained from a database belonging to China's authorities.

Records of Jong-nam's fingerprints were kept by authorities in Macau after the deceased and his family lived in multiple undisclosed locations there for their safety.

"Confirmation through fingerprint database is part of the process in identifying the victim in

PETALING JAYA - The emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Foreign Ministers this Thursday in Kuala Lumpur will discuss restoring the status of the Rohingya in Myanmar.

OIC Special Envoy for Myanmar Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said the main objective was to create protection for the ethnic minority, whose rights as citizens have been denied.

"Malaysia proposed the meeting because of the urgency of the matter, and not because we want to interfere in Myanmar's internal

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