At the conference (Source: VNA)
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) - Police chiefs of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered in Malaysia on July 26 to kick off their 36th conference with anti-terrorism high on the agenda.

In his opening speech, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said terror-related incidents around the world are proof that terrorism is an even greater threat than it was in the past.

Citing the Jakarta attacks in early 2016, Najib said Malaysia is "far from immune to this danger," and urged the attendees to enhance cooperation and share the best practices from various initiatives to combat violent extremism.

The four-day conference, just weeks after the first Islamic-linked attack suffered by Malaysia, will also talk about issues affecting the region, including human trafficking, fire arms control and wildlife smuggling.

Malaysian authorities announced plans to increase security at airports across Malaysia following recent terror attacks targeting Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Belgium's Brussels Airport.-VNA