PUTRAJAYA: The United States has stated its willingnessÂ toÂ provide forensics assistance to the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) following theÂ discovery of 139 graves, believed to be of refugees, in Wang Kelian, Perlis,Â according to a statement by the Malaysian Home Ministry.
The statement said the offer was made during a meeting between MalaysianÂ HomeÂ Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and US Homeland Security Secretary JehÂ Johnson in New York in conjunction with Ahmad Zahid’s official visit to the US.Â Ahmad Zahid is on an official visit to the US from May 26 till June 1. He isÂ scheduled to attend the United Nations Security Council meeting on terrorismÂ in New York on Friday (May 29).
The statement said in the meeting, Ahmad Zahid and Johnson also discussedÂ bilateral cooperation on security matters including on Malaysia’s progress onÂ the US Visa Waiver Programme.
Other issues discussed were cooperation in combating transborder crimes,Â humanÂ trafficking, steps taken by Malaysia to tackle the problem of IS militants viaÂ the country’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) 2015 and Special Measures toÂ Counter Acts of Terrorism in Foreign Countries Act 2015, according to theÂ statement.