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Malaysia

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Royal Malaysia Police

The Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) is a 102,000-strong police force with responsibilities ranging from traffic control to intelligence gathering.   It is made up of eight specialized law enforcement departments:

  • Criminal Investigation Department;
  • Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department;
  • Internal Security and Public Order Department;
  • Special Branch;
  • Commercial Crime Investigation Department;
  • Counter-Terrorism Special Operations Task Force;
  • Management Department;
  • Logistics Department.

The Royal Malaysian Police Headquarters (known as “Bukit Aman” in Malay) is the national RMP administration centre.  It is from here that the Inspector General of Police directs operations.  The 14 regions – known as contingents – each have their own Police Headquarters, as do the 148 police districts across the country.

INTERPOL Kuala Lumpur

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Malaysia is directly under the command of the RMP Inspector General of Police.  An integral part of the RMP’s Criminal Investigation Department, INTERPOL Kuala Lumpur is run by an Assistant Director.

INTERPOL Kuala Lumpur in action
28 March 2014

INTERPOL rejects claim attributed to Malaysia that checking INTERPOL's databases may have slowed immigration checks

LYON, France – Malaysia’s decision not to consult INTERPOL's Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database before allowing travellers to enter the country or board planes cannot be defended by falsely blaming technology or INTERPOL. If there is any responsibility or blame for this failure, it rests solely with Malaysia's Immigration Department.INTERPOL...
11 March 2014

INTERPOL Tehran identifies two Iranian nationals who used legal documents ahead of flight MH 370

LYON, France – INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau in Tehran has confirmed the identity of two Iranian nationals who used authentic passports to travel to Kuala Lumpur before using stolen Austrian and Italian passports to board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370.INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said the two men’s identities were confirmed by...
09 March 2014

INTERPOL confirms at least two stolen passports used by passengers on missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 were registered in its databases

LYON, France ‒ INTERPOL can confirm that at least two passports – Austrian and Italian – recorded in its Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database were used by passengers on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370.The Austrian and Italian passports were added to INTERPOL’s SLTD database after their theft in Thailand in 2012 and 2013 respectiv...
30 July 2013

Improvised Explosive Device components seized at Thai border during INTERPOL-led operation

LYON, France – More than 70 kg of sodium chlorate, a chemical precursor used in Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), have been seized during INTERPOL-coordinated border security operations in Southeast Asia.Bags containing the chemicals were discovered in a van by Thai Customs officials in Songhkla Province, in southern Thailand as part of Operation Hawk...
21 February 2013

Match-fixers target of expanded INTERPOL global task force

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has warned that unless police are permitted by laws and judicial authorities to share information in real time, the global fight against match-fixing will not be won.The Head of INTERPOL said that police and prosecutors must be given the legal framework to share information with a global...
21 February 2013

INTERPOL conference says coordination essential to combat match-fixing

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Effective partnerships through enhanced cooperation and information sharing were identified as key areas to more effectively combat match-fixing in football by delegates at an INTERPOL conference.The importance of consistent legislation globally in relation to ‘sporting fraud’ was also highlighted by the some 170 representatives f...
20 February 2013

Addressing organized crime threats to match-fixing focus of INTERPOL conference

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Representatives from law enforcement, football associations and the betting industry are meeting in Malaysia for INTERPOL’s international conference ‘Match fixing: The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game’ to identify the tactics used by organized crime networks behind this global threat to the sport and boost prevention efforts.Some 2...
29 July 2012

INTERPOL wildlife operation results mark Global Tiger Day

LYON, France – INTERPOL is marking Global Tiger Day with the announcement of an operation aimed at protecting this iconic species and other big cats threatened with extinction and targeting the individual and organized crime groups behind the illicit activity.Operation Prey, conducted across Bhutan, China, India and Nepal led has so far led to nearly 40 a...
19 December 2011

INTERPOL leads crackdown on illegal wildlife markets in Asia

BANGKOK, Thailand ‒ International wildlife crime networks in Asia have been dealt a blow after a recent operation coordinated by INTERPOL against the illegal trade in endangered species resulted in raids, arrests and investigations across the region.Supported by INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Programme, Operation Stocktake (1-12 December) saw enforcement...
15 March 2011

Building counter-terrorism capacity across Asia focus of INTERPOL training programme in Malaysia

Enhancing the level and use of INTERPOL’s tools and services for counter-terrorism investigators and INTERPOL National Central Bureaus was the focus of INTERPOL’s first I-24/7 police communications system Counter-Terrorism Capacity-Building Programme.The six-day meeting (7 – 12 March) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia co-ordinated by the Police Training and Devel...
16 July 2010

Thousands arrested in INTERPOL-led operation against illegal soccer gambling networks across Asia

LYON, France – More than 5,000 people have been arrested and nearly 10 million US dollars seized in an INTERPOL co-ordinated operation in Asia run throughout the 2010 FIFA World Cup targeting illegal soccer gambling linked to organized crime gangs. In the month-long operation codenamed SOGA III, police across China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Malaysi...
13 May 2009

Singapore’s ‘most wanted terrorist’ arrest by Malaysia highlights value of international co-operation

HANOI, Vietnam – The arrest of a suspected terrorist leader in Malaysia following his escape from custody in Singapore has again underlined the need for police to share information on wanted international fugitives via INTERPOL, President KHOO Boon Hui told the 29th Asean Chiefs of Police (Aseanapol) conference in Hanoi today.Immediately after Mas Selamat...
10 July 2008

Police across Asia break up illegal soccer gambling networks in INTERPOL-led operation

LYON, France – An INTERPOL co-ordinated operation targeting illegal soccer gambling across Asia has resulted in more than 1,300 arrests and the seizure of over 16 million US dollars.During the two-month-long operation, law enforcement officers throughout the region identified and raided 1,088 illegal gambling dens, many of which were controlled by organiz...
23 November 2007

INTERPOL helps smash illegal soccer gambling networks across Asia

LYON, France – More than 400 people have been arrested across Asia following a five-month operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL that targeted illegal soccer gambling controlled by organized crime gangs.Police officers across the region identified and shut down a total of 272 underground gambling dens which were estimated to have handled more than 6...