Malaysian Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Nur Jazlan Mohamed (Photo: freemalaysiatoday.com)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – The Royal Malaysia Police and the Philippine police are set to sign an agreement to fight cross-border crime.

The agreement will also feature intelligence exchanges.

Malaysian Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the deal is part of efforts to fight crime between the two countries.

He lauded the open attitude of the Philippine Government in fighting cross-border crime.

The Philippine Government is proactive in speeding up related procedures for the early signing of the deal and its stepping up its efforts to tackle criminals, including the Abu Sayyaf group. It has increased patrols along the waters of the two countries which will boost security on Malaysia’s Sabah sea, he added.-VNA