Kelantan police chief Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan said the cooperation between the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) and the Thai authorities in controlling the border had so far been good, especially with the Thai marine police and the border patrol team. "We also want to advise any parties that want to commute across the border to use legitimate routes. "If they are detained by the authorities, they could land themselves in very deep trouble and might also have to pay a very costly fine," he told reporters after attending the Pengkalan Kubor Region 3 Marine Police Force iftar programme near Kuala Takbai here Tuesday (May 21) night. Commenting on illegal border-crossing activities, Hasanuddin said during any festive season, certain parties might make excuses for doing so, citing the long distance as the reason they committed the act. However, he said no matter what the excuse, residents along the border must abide by the law. "Ahead of the festive season, many would assume that the … [Read more...] about Malaysian-Thai border security tightened ahead of Aidil Fitri
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WASHINGTON: The US military may build tents and other shelters near the Mexican border to temporarily house migrants, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Department of Defence spokesman Chris Mitchell said the Pentagon had received a request from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “to construct temporary facilities at six DHS-specified locations to house and care for a minimum of 7,500” migrants. However, the department “will not provide detention or custodial support for detained aliens at these ICE detention facilities. ICE is responsible for detention or custodial support,“ the statement said, referring to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan must sign off on the request, which Mitchell said would happen “very soon”. The defense department also announced on Wednesday that the US Army Corps of Engineers had awarded two companies contracts worth US$788 million (RM3.3 billion) to build a … [Read more...] about Pentagon may send tents to house migrants at US-Mexico border
QUETTA, Pakistan: Pakistani security forces searched a luxury hotel in the port city of Gwadar on Sunday (May 12) a day after separatist insurgents stormed in, killing at least five people, in what the militants said was a strike against Chinese and other foreign investors.Officials said at least four gunmen raided the five-star Pearl Continental Hotel, but police on Sunday declined to say if any of the attackers had been captured or killed.Senior police official Rao Munir Ahmed Zia told Reuters three of the hotel's four floors had been cleared and security forces were searching the top floor some 20 hours after the attack began.Intermittent firing could still be heard from the hotel on Sunday afternoon, Gwadar resident Abdur Rahim Baloch told Reuters.The Balochistan Liberation Army insurgent group, which says it is fighting what it sees as the unfair exploitation of the province's natural resources, claimed responsibility saying in a statement the attack was aimed at "Chinese and … [Read more...] about Pakistani forces comb hotel a day after raid kills at least 5
By Brian Lee Crowley Justin Mohammed Opinion Tues., April 30, 2019 Are the federal Liberals right to make it more difficult for immigrants and refugees to enter Canada from the United States? Brian Lee Crowley, managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, argues Yes, while Justin Mohammed, a human rights law and policy campaigner at Amnesty International, argues No. Yes, Canada would be right to tighten its borders, particularly with respect to those who have been entering Canada illegally. Unfortunately, while the government is making noises that it wants to do so, there is little evidence that those measures will be effective. Let’s begin with why it would make sense to toughen border controls. Canada’s highly successful postwar immigration policy, supported by an all-party political consensus and public opinion, has never been laissez-faire about who gets in. On the contrary. That admirable policy has always been premised on the idea that … [Read more...] about Is Canada right to tighten its border?
By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press Mon., April 29, 2019 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Cambodia on Monday for an official visit to strengthen ties between the countries. The three-day visit is the first since Suu Kyi became her country’s head of government in 2016. Cambodia’s foreign ministry said she will meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen, King Norodom Sihamoni and other Cambodian officials before visiting the famous Angkor Wat archaeological complex. Suu Kyi arrived from Beijing, where both she and Hun Sen attended a forum about China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative. Representatives of 37 countries were at the meeting on the massive infrastructure-building plan. Myanmar and Cambodia have both grown closer to China in reaction to pressure from Western nations over human rights issues. Concerns about Myanmar focused on the military’s abuses of the Muslim Rohingya minority, which … [Read more...] about Myanmar’s Suu Kyi in Cambodia to strengthen bilateral ties