KUANTAN: Kuala Lumpur and Macau will work towards fostering closer ties through regular meetings and sharing of information.
Pahang Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) chairman Datuk Seri Johny Ch’ng Ewe Gee said such interactions were important and beneficial for the people of both cities.
Ch’ng said in this age of borderless world, the role of non-governmental organisations such as MCPF and the renowned International Police Association (IPA) of Macau was vital to help keep crime in check.
“Our members can be the eyes and ears of the authorities by way of gathering, exchanging and channelling useful information to the relevant authorities.
“By working together closely, it will go a long way towards achieving international peace and stability in this region.
“In this regard, I will be leading a delegation to Macau early next month to attend the IPA China-Macau conference,” he told StarMetro.
The conference with the theme “Global Security Prevention” will kick off from April 6 and include among others site visits, high-profile meetings and exhibition.
Ch’ng said his relationship and networking with the IPA would be put to good use for the betterment of the people.
He said besides security co-operation, other aspects such as social, economy and cultural could also be enhanced for mutual benefit.
“We can learn from one another and develop a strong long-term relationship in facing numerous and growing global challenges,” he said.
In 2014, Ch’ng was made the IPA Macau chapter “honorary president” - the first Malaysian to be accorded the status.
Recently, MCPF national vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye was accorded the same honour, in recognition of his vast contributions to the society.
Both Lee and Ch’ng were also awarded silver and bronze medallions, respectively, for their roles in nation-building and helping to shape the society.
The awards and appointment letter were presented to them by IPA Macau president Lei Hong Po and vice-presidents Lam Vai Chun and Ho Kam Tong.
The Macau chapter, established on July 16, 1999, is a branch of the International Police Association and recognised by Unesco.
Among its objectives are to establish, maintain and develop relations of friendship among its members, as well as from other countries or territories and to promote the exchange of knowledge and expertise in fighting transborder crimes.