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Attorney General Eric Holder Visits Malaysia
July 17, 2012 Posted by
Attorney General Holder signs MoU with Malaysian Minister for Home Affairs Hishammuddin. Photo Credit: U.S. Embassy

Attorney General Holder signs MoU with Malaysian Minister for Home Affairs Hishammuddin. Photo Credit: U.S. Embassy

Attorney General Eric Holder was in Malaysia this week to meet with his counterparts to discuss issues related to transnational crime and terrorism.

During his visit , Attorney General Holder and Malaysian Minister for Home Affairs Datuk Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on assistance in the field of transnational crimes.

Under the MoU, law enforcement officials from both countries will be able to share information in order to prevent and investigate transnational crime including human trafficking, drug trafficking, terrorism, money laundering, cybercrimes and organized crime. The MoU encourages expanded direct and informal cooperation among law enforcement officers in both countries to assist in investigations.  In addition, the MoU will enhance capacity-building efforts through training, consultations and exchanges.

General Holder meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib (right)and Malaysia Attorney General Gani (left).

General Holder meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib (right)and Malaysia Attorney General Gani (left).

After  the MoU signing ceremony, Attorney General Holder met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Abdul Razak.

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