Delegation led by Deputy Chief of Myanmar Police Force Attend 23rd ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime and its Related Meetings

The 23rd ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC) and its Related Meetings were held at Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel in Yogyakarta of Indonesia from 20 to 23 June 2023, alternate chair of ASEAN.

The meetings were attended by 170 senior officials and SOMTC leaders of all ASEAN Member States, Timor-Leste as an observer, Office of the Secretary-General of the ASEAN, nine partner countries China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Canada, the European Union, India, New Zealand, and the United States. Five delegates of senior subject-matter experts led by Deputy Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Major-General Aung Aung also participated in the meetings.

During the 23rd ASEAN SOMTC held on 20 and 21 June,

  • The representatives from 10 ASEAN member states and Timor-Leste as an observer joined the events, and exchanged views on violence in the ASEAN region, human trafficking, drug crimes, money laundering,  development of cyber crime and the situation of prevention and suppression measures.
  • 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 offices and buildings, combating processes as per the law, measures to eradicate online frauds in border areas and human trafficking and cooperation work with neighbouring countries.

During the meeting on Combating Transnational Crime in the Region of 10 ASEAN member states and dialogue partners held on 22 and 23 June,

  • They approved one work guideline and agreed upon five drafts to be approved at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime in August.
  • 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.
  • Separate discussions were also made with nine partner countries which were co-chaired by the SOMTC leaders, alternate chairs of ASEAN, and they discussed the cooperation in the fight against transnational crime in the region and approved 4 plans.

Moreover, during the 23rd SOMTC and its related meetings, the leader of Myanmar delegation led by Deputy Chief of Myanmar Police Force met with Director-General of Ministry of Public Security of People’s Republic 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. The Myanmar delegation arrived back at Yangon International Airport on 24 June, it is reported.

Source: GNLM (27-6-2023)

 

  • The 23rd SOMTC and its Related Meetings were held in Yogyakarta of Indonesia from 20 to 23 June 2023, attended by the delegation led by Deputy Chief of Myanmar Police Force.
  • 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.
engdate: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 17:00
month: 
June, 2023