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Malaysian police urge global response to crime

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The globalisation of crime can only be tackled by intelligence sharing like that which netted militant leader Noordin Mohammed Top, a top Malaysian official said on Thursday.

Shahbudin Abdul Wahab, commander of the nation's police academy, said terrorism, drugs and human trafficking - the top-three most serious threats - require collaboration between law enforcement agencies, he told AFP.

"We cannot work alone. We have to collaborate," he told reporters ahead of a three-day gathering of some 200 senior Asia-Pacific security officers including FBI personnel from July 20.

"Criminals today are multifaceted. They exploit globalisation and the IT industry," he said.

Shahbudin cited cooperation between Malaysian and Indonesian agencies which pinned down Noordin Mohammed Top, master bomb-maker and leader of a violent splinter faction of the radical Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) network.

Noordin, a Malaysian, was killed in a police raid in Indonesia last September, ending one of Southeast Asia's biggest manhunts.

"We collaborated with Indonesia. As a result of it we got Noordin Mohammad Top," Shahbudin said, while warning that despite the elimination of some of its top leaders JI remained dangerous.

"They will revive their activities," he said.

The annual security meeting will look into new ways to combat transnational organised crime.

JI is blamed for a string of major attacks in the region including the 2002 Bali bombings. Malaysian police said recently that the terror outfit is recruiting new members from local universities.

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