Malaysia Police Suggests Criminal Database System

15 May 2009

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said that Asean police should cooperate in setting up a criminal database system comprising of records and fingerprints. While at the 29th Asean Chiefs of Police Conference, Musa said besides the existing Electronic Aseanapol Database system that stores information on stolen vehicles, wanted persons and travel documents, there is a need for the criminal database system to help fight against crime and illegal immigration.

The other dialogue partners including China, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, were receptive to the proposal. Japan further suggested that details of suspected terrorists be included in this database.

Musa added that a task force was looking into the proposal and would present a working paper to formalize the suggestion.

The Star Online – Malaysia wants shared criminal database system

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