ASEAN ministerial meeting welcomes S'pore initiative to set up cybercrime working group
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The 9th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime has welcomed Singapore's initiative to set up a cybercrime working group. This will provide regional law enforcement agencies with a dedicated platform to discuss strategies to fight cybercrime.
SINGAPORE: The 9th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime has welcomed Singapore's initiative to set up a cybercrime working group. This will provide regional law enforcement agencies with a dedicated platform to discuss strategies to fight cybercrime.
The four-day meeting from September 16-19 in Laos was attended by Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr Masagos Zulkifli.
Mr Masagos said: "Singapore is in the forefront in the fight against cybercrime and computer-related security risks.
"Indeed, the setting up of the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore in 2014 will spur investment in the field of cybercrime and cyber-security.
"Such investments bode well for Singaporeans and institutions seeking to develop critical skills sets in these areas."
A Home Affairs Ministry statement said the new INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation will open in Singapore in 2014, and will facilitate cyber-research and innovation. It will provide cyber-security training and support for law enforcement agencies around the world, and house the INTERPOL Digital Crime Centre.
While in Laos, Mr Masagos also called on Brunei's Minister of Energy Pehin Yasmin Umar, Vietnamese Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang and Laos Minister of Public Security Dr Thongbanh Seng A Phone.
He also met with Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Dr Wan Junaidi.
Other leaders Mr Masagos called on included Laos Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Thongloun Sisoulith, and Laos Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Bounkeut Sangsomsak.
Mr Masagos was accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Singapore Police Force.