PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam, today signed a memorandum of understanding, on the movement of prisoners between the two countries.
The MoU involves the transfer and escort of prisoners or detainees, from Sabah and Sarawak states, through Brunei Darussalam and the transfer and escort of prisoners or detainees from Brunei Darussalam through Sabah and Sarawak.
Malaysia’s Home Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin signed the MoU for Malaysia and his counterpart, Dr Awang Abu Bakar Apong, for Brunei Darussalam, at Perdana Putra, here.
The signing was witnessed by the Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, and Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Also present at the event were Malaysian Foreign Minister, Saifuddin Abdullah; Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng; Economic Affairs Minister, Mohamed Azmin Ali; Defence Minister, Mohamad Sabu; Sabah state Chief Minister, Mohd Shafie Apdal and Sarawak state Chief Minister, Abang Johari Tun Openg.
Earlier, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah held talks with Dr Mahathir, under the framework of the Malaysia-Brunei Darussalam Annual Leaders’ Consultation.
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah flew in to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) airbase in Subang yesterday evening, for the two-day visit to Malaysia. His Majesty leaves tomorrow.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK