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Washington Back KL’s Initiative To Set Up Regional Digital Centre To Counter Terrorism

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WASHINGTON DC – The United States has given its backing for Malaysia’s initiative to set up a regional digital centre to counter terrorist propaganda, and agreed to share a data base of some 86,000 suspected terrorists.

US Secretary of State John Kerry lauded the Kuala Lumpur plan while expressing Washington’s support for the proposed Regional Digital Counter-Messaging Communications Centre in talks with Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi here Thursday.

“The US has given its commitment to assist in the setting up of the centre in Kuala Lumpur, especally terms of training, equipment and operations methodology,” Ahmad Zahid told Malaysian journalists after the meeting with Kerry.

The meeting was held after the leaders signed documents pertaining to the US’ Homeland Security Presidential Directives No. 6.

Signing the HSPD-6 is a must for nations which want to join the U.S. Visa Waiver programme. – BERNAMA

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