Thailand and Malaysia agree to step up joint border patrol

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BANGKOK – The Thailand-Malaysia Regional Border Committee has agreed to push for joint border patrol by officers from the two sides to increase the efficiency in tackling national security problems of the two countries.

Commander of the 4th Army Area Command Lt.Gen.Piyawat Nakwanit led Thai officials to attend the 106th Thailand-Malaysia Regional Border Committee meeting in Penang, Malaysia. The meeting followed up on Thai-Malaysian joint operations and expressed satisfaction with solutions to border problems in the regional level.

Apart from joint border patrol, the meeting agreed with Thailand’s idea to send border patrol police officers to patrol the Thai-Malaysian border areas with military officers. The meeting said it hoped that joint border patrol will efficiently prevent border problems especially drug trafficking, smuggled goods and cross-border criminals. The results of this meeting will be submitted to high-ranking officers of Thailand and Malaysia.