More powers for new land border agency

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017

SMUGGLING and other illegal activities at the country’s land border will be kept in check with the proposed Malaysian Border Security Agency Act 2017.

The proposed Bill seeks to establish the Malaysian Border Security Agency, which will be tasked to secure the country’s land border.

The Bill provides full protection for informers in any civil or criminal proceedings.

The proposed Act also deems evidence from an agent provocateur as credible.

Representatives from the police, Customs, Immigration, National Anti-Drug Agency, National Kenaf and Tobacco Board and other public officials will be part of the agency.

The Bill was tabled by Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed. The second and third readings will be held in the next meeting.

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