Scotland Yard had offered to train Malaysia senior police officers on border security, said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in London on Monday.
The offer was made by Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe of the London’s Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) to Zahid, who is also the home minister, when the duo met in London.
Bernama reported that Zahid, who is on a five-day working trip to the United Kingdom, and Hogan-Howe had exchanged views on terrorism, crime and border security.
Zahid said Malaysia should learn about the aspects of border security in UK because they also faced the problem of illegal immigrants who come via sea routes as compared to land and air routes as the latter two could be easily monitored.
“The offer was made so that senior police officers from Malaysia can be attached with Scotland Yard for certain periods to gain experience on border security,” Zahid told Malaysian reporters.