Brunei Cops Wants Faster Info Sharing With Malaysia To Tackle Crime

Mohd Jammy, left, with his Sabah counterpart Ramli Din at Monday’s press conference where they discussed the setting up of a fast information-sharing system to tackle crime on both sides of the border.

KOTA KINABALU: Brunei police is seeking to set up a fast information-sharing system with their Malaysian counterparts in tackling crime along the borders.

Its police chief Datuk Seri Mohd Jammy Muhd Shah Al Islam said the setting up of such a system was among matters that were discussed in his meeting with Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din here on Monday.

Jammy said such a system was crucial due to the Sultanate’s geographical location of being sandwiched between Sabah and Sarawak.

“We need a close working relationship with Malaysian police to rapidly tackle crimes that could occur along our borders,” a news portal quoted Mohd Jammy as saying.

He said a conducive policy for Bruneians and Malaysians to travel with more security and safety was also discussed.

“Such a policy is necessary as Sabah is a popular destination for Bruneians,” Mohd Jammy added.

Ramli said other matters raised at the meeting were the setting up of an electronic information-sharing platform involving both the police forces, border security matters and ways to tackle incidents such as car thefts and human trafficking.