‘Myanmar prepared for any terror attack’

Nay Pyi Taw, Oct 7 (IANS) Myanmar on Friday affirmed its preparedness against any terror attack in the country.

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Maj. Gen. Aung Soe told parliament that the country’s readiness included surveillance of suspected terrorists and specially-trained anti-terror combatants, Xinhua news agency reported.

Collaborating with local, regional and international organisations in the fight against terrorism, the government has been working to respond speedily to destructive elements by carrying out tasks which include organising operation missions, deploying specially-trained anti-terrorism combat groups in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay, and guarding dignitaries under a special security programme, Aung Soe said.

Besides, exchange and collection of terrorist attack information and linking with Interpol, Aseanpol, neighbouring countries and allied organisations and other sources are to be carried out.

Moreover, establishing an administration centre for national-level emergency cases here, equipped with advanced technology for use on the central, state and regional levels are also to be conducted.

According to Aung Soe, the ministry has also made efforts to eradicate money laundering in the country to prevent the funding of terrorist groups.

He said up-to-date equipment and database have been installed at international border gates for security, surveillance and linking with Interpol, and added that any terrorist attack will be fought jointly with the armed forces.

–IANS

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