IGP: M’sians joining protests overseas must know of consequences

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  • Thursday, 20 Aug 2015

BEIJING: Malaysians who are planning to join protest rallies overseas should be mindful of local laws, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pic) said.

In issuing a firm reminder, the Inspector-General of Police said that should they break any laws, they would have to face the consequences.

“It is up to the local authorities to take the appropriate action,” he said when met in the Chinese capital here.

The IGP was here on a two-day official visit, his first to China.

Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Hong Kong are among the Chinese cities listed as locations where Bersih rallies will be held.

Khalid said he was aware that organisers of Bersih would be holding simultaneous demonstrations in several countries, including China, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Besides meeting Chinese Public Security Ministry’s International Cooperation Bureau director-general Liao Jinrong, Khalid also paid a courtesy call to the ministry’s vice-minister Meng Hong Wei.

During the meeting, Khalid said discussions were focused on strengthening ties and in combating transnational crimes, including cyber crimes and human trafficking.

“There will be continuous sharing of information and intelligence.

“This has been the practice and we will maintain this pact,” he said.

Elaborating on online scams, Khalid said the police had successfully uncovered Chinese syndicates using Malaysia as a base to cheat money from fellow countrymen in China.

“We captured the culprits and handed them over to Beijing on several occasions last year,” he said.

Joining Khalid were IGP’s Secretariat Chief of International Relations Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd and Interpol Malaysia National Central Bureau assistant director Supt Gan Tack Guan.

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