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
PANMUNJOM: South Korean soldiers held their normal stern and unmoving positions Wednesday outside the blue huts of Panmunjom village, the only place along the border where troops from the two Koreas stand nearly face-to-face, but with one notable omission: their weapons.Sporting their signature aviator sunglasses, the guards in the truce village in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides the peninsula - standing only metres away from North Korean soldiers - were visibly no longer armed.Public tours to the southern side of the inter-Korean border village resumed on Wednesday morning with firearms and guardposts now removed from the designated Joint Security Area (JSA), after having been stopped in October to facilitate joint efforts by Seoul and Pyongyang to demilitarise the border.But with Pyongyang still in deadlock with the US over its nuclear weapons and economic sanctions - and fresh tension between North and South Korea - the tours began again with little fanfare.The truce … [Read more...] about Inter-Korean border village re-opens for public tours
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?
PETALING JAYA: SaigonBank Berjaya Securities JSC (SBBS) and Thailand’s KT ZMICO Securities Co Ltd (KTZ) are teaming up to provide corporate advisory services to clients from partner countries. The collaboration between SBBS and KTZ will provide in-depth corporate services to clients from both countries as well as other countries in the Asean region where their businesses are present. SBBS is a licensed securities company in Vietnam and is a joint venture between Inter-Pacific Securities Sdn Bhd with local Vietnamese partners. The corporate advisory services to be offered to the companies’ clients include primary market/investment banking, secondary markets and other related services such as cross-border securities brokerage and strategic partnership. “The objective is to widen the area of business opportunities to allow not only single entry but bilateral entry via Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and Laos. In addition, clients from these countries whom have … [Read more...] about SaigonBank Berjaya Securities partners Thai brokerage company
SAN DIEGO: The rabbi wounded in Saturday’s deadly shooting at his California synagogue praised an off-duty US Customs and Border Patrol agent who fired at the fleeing suspect. “I had spoken to him in the past about coming to the synagogue armed because he’s trained, and I want trained security as much as possible,” Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein told CNN, speaking from a local hospital. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t afford to have an armed security officer at every service, so whenever we had extra help, we were grateful for it.” The agent, who has not been identified, had recently discovered his Jewish heritage and travelled more than 160 km each way to visit the synagogue from his home in El Centro, a city on the border with Mexico, the rabbi said. The sheriff of San Diego County, Bill Gore, told reporters on Saturday the officer fired as the gunman was fleeing, missing the suspect but hitting his car. One woman was killed and three others wounded, … [Read more...] about Rabbi praises off-duty border agent who fired at California synagogue shooter