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State/INL Malaysia Program


Fact Sheet
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
December 6, 2011

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Funding FY 2010-2011:

  • FY 2010 - $900,000 (INCLE*)
  • FY 2011 - $0

*INCLE: International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Funds

Program Goals:

The objective of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) program in Malaysia is to enhance the Government of Malaysia’s legislative and law enforcement capacity to combat complex transnational crimes.

Program Components/Accomplishments:

  • Justice Sector: INL funds a Department of Justice, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) who works at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The RLA works with the Attorney General’s Chambers and other Government of Malaysia actors to bolster Malaysian capacity to prosecute complex crimes including crimes of corruption, narcotics trafficking, terrorism, money laundering, and piracy and to assist in implementation of the Strategic Trade Act of 2010. This is mainly accomplished through training, legislative assistance, and institutional development support.

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