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Qatar’s emir to meet with Trump

The visit will deal with economic and security ties as well as counterterrorism issues.

First batch of terror accused still in detention, says Prisons DG

Prisons department director-general Zulkifli Omar says effectiveness of rehabilitation programme can only be assessed after their release.

Recent IS video meant to preempt global anti-terror meet

What terrorists forget is the dialogue will be followed by action and close cooperation among countries, officials and experts, says conference official.

Rela members to take short course before Esszone duty

Esscom and other agencies such as the Special Branch will expose them to what they can and should do to assist the security authorities.

Esscom’s psy-ops paying off against piracy, militancy

Esscom commander DCP Hazani Ghazali urges public to 'stick their noses in other people’s business' in safety and security matters.

We train hard, fight easy, says Eastern Sabah Security Command chief

Frequent training keeps Esscom troops on the leading edge of combat capabilities, says its chief Hazani Ghazali.

Philippines checking report of militants grouping in central Maguidanao

The group of 120 militants is believed to include Malaysians and Indonesians.

Asean should unify efforts to combat terrorism, says expert

Expert says if there is no unity in efforts, an Asean counterterrorism coalition would be just another bureaucracy to draw funds away from practitioners on the ground.

8 foreigners, including Malaysians, still fighting in Marawi

Malaysian police believe five Malaysians still holed up in Marawi city.

Mahmud Ahmad sighted in Marawi by former hostage

According to the rescued hostage interviewed by Philippine journalists, Mahmud and two other Malaysians were frontline fighters.

Sabah immigration to conduct study on travel ‘loophole’

The department says it will seek improvements to any potential weaknesses found at Sabah immigration checkpoints.

Esscom welcomes opening of sea borders to hunt criminals

The opening of Philippine, Malaysia and Indonesia borders will allow security forces to enter each other’s waters while in hot pursuit of criminal elements.

On 9/11 anniversary, Al-Qaeda rebounding as a threat, say experts

Al-Qaeda could resume the role of the foremost threat in the future, gathering followers turned off by the Islamic State's most extreme tactics.

Esscom: Militant Abdullah Maute’s death in Marawi unconfirmed

Wanted by Malaysian security, Abdullah Maute, who had led attacks on Philippine city, was reported to have been killed in an airstrike last month.

Curfew in waters off certain parts of Sabah extended until July...

The curfew extension in seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone comes in the wake of fears that Islamic State terrorists fighting Philippine security forces in Marawi City may flee to Sabah.

G7 nations to share booking info on air passengers

Sharing of passenger name records in reservation databases an effort to prevent terrorists from crossing borders.

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