ASEAN crime busters meet …for more talks
25/5/2010(AFP)—PHNOM PENH- Top police from ten Southeast Asian countries met in Cambodia on Tuesday to discuss strategies for combating terrorism, arms smuggling, commercial crimes and drug and human trafficking.
Two hundred senior police from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) attended the 30th ASEAN Chiefs of National Police Conference in the capital Phnom Penh.
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng said in remarks to open the conference that cross-border crime had flourished while the world was busy resolving the global financial crisis.
‘These activities have seriously affected social stability, resources, the lives of people and law enforcement forces,’ Mr Sar Kheng said.
Delegates from China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand as well as Interpol also attended the two-day meeting.
Asean groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. In November they pledged to create a regional immigration database to catch criminals and terrorists going across their borders.