KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the biennial ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC) will be held annually starting next year.
He said the decision was reached by the heads of delegation of the Asean member states who gathered at the 10th AMMTC here because there were numerous issues of transnational crime in the region that needed to be resolved.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said this at a news conference after chairing the first phase of the 10th AMMTC’s plenary session, at the Intercontinental Hotel, here, today.
He said the session had discussed 11 areas of transnational crimes including three new areas as proposed by the ASEAN senior officials meeting on transnational crimes, yesterday.
The new areas are illicit trafficking of wildlife and timber and people smuggling. – BERNAMA