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Buchanan, Kelly. 2018 ‘Malaysia: Border Security Agency Act Comes into Force.’ Global Legal Monitor. Washington DC: Law Library of Congress (USA). 11 January

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On December 29, 2017, the Malaysian Border Security Agency Act 2017 came into force…

The Act, which was passed by the Parliament in August 2017, establishes a new agency, the Malaysian Border Security Agency (Agensi Kawalan Sempadan Malaysia, AKSEM), which will be "responsible for curbing smuggling and other illegal activities along the country's land borders." …

According to reports, the new agency will target the "illegal movement of cars, sugar, oil and even cooking gas tanks out of the country. The smuggling occurs mainly along the Thai border and from Sabah into Kalimantan, and there is also smuggling of goods into Singapore, officials say. Cheaper Thai rice, meanwhile, is smuggled into Malaysia, along with guns and drugs. Human trafficking rings are also active along the border, which is more than 600km [373 miles] long."

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