Myanmar joins 23rd ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime and its related meetings

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The 23rd ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime and its related meetings in progress in Yogyakarta of Indonesia from 20 to 23 June.

The 23rd ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC) and its Related Meetings were held in Yogyakarta of Indonesia from 20 to 23 June.
The 23rd preliminary meeting of SOMTC leaders on 20 and 21 June focused on violence, human trafficking, drug cases, money laundering, cybercrime and preventive measures in ASEAN region.
Deputy Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Maj-Gen Aung Aung, leader of Myanmar SOMTC, discussed the release of misinformation by terrorist groups, killing of innocent people, bomb attacks on schools, hospitals, governmental buildings, combating processes as per the law, measures to eradicate online frauds in border areas and human trafficking and cooperation work with neighbouring countries.
Moreover, the 20th SOMTC + China Consultation meeting was held on 22 June and implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (2017-2023) and Action Plan (2019-2023) on Combating Non-Traditional Security Issues and plans to develop a new plan to be implemented in 2024-2028 were discussed. The meeting also approved one work guideline and agreed upon five drafts to be approved at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime in August.
The SOMTC leaders and dialogue partners China, Japan and Korea and Australia, Canada, European Union, India, New Zealand and the United States for cooperation in the fight against transnational crime in the region and approved four plans.
At the meeting, Myanmar presented violence, human trafficking, money laundering, combating illegal entry into border area, online frauds in border areas and effective cooperation to fight online gambling.
Moreover, during the 23rd SMOTC and its related meetings, the leader of Myanmar delegation met with Director-General of Ministry of Public Security of China, Deputy National Police Chief of Thailand and Head of Criminal Investigation Board of Indonesia separately and discussed the measures to combat online frauds and gambling and capacity building of police force.—MNA/KTZH

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