The Border Security Agency (BSA), also known as AKSEM (Malay: Agensi Kawalan SEmpadan Malaysia, Jawi: اڬيسي كاولن سمڤادن مليسيا) was a Malaysian government agency that guard the country’s entry and exit points from illegal activities such as smuggling, illegal migration and human trafficking.[1][2]

History

Established in 2015, the agency manned by some 10,000 officials from the Malaysian Armed Forces, Royal Malaysia Police, General Operations Force and the Smuggling Prevention Unit (UPP).[3][4]

The Border Security Agency, which was tasked with protecting the borders of Malaysia, was officially dissolved in the latter part of 2022.[5]

Following its dissolution, the responsibility of safeguarding the borders has now been taken over by two other prominent security agencies in Malaysia - the Royal Malaysia Police and the Malaysian Armed Forces.

See also

References

  1. ^ Prashanth Parameswaran (18 September 2015). "Malaysia Eyes New Border Security Agency". The Diplomat. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  2. ^ Aizyl Azlee (2 November 2015). "Government introduces new Border Security Agency to curb smuggling". The Malay Mail. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  3. ^ "DPM: UPP to be upgraded to Border Security Agency". Bernama. The Borneo Post. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  4. ^ "GOF to reinforce state's Border Security Agency". The Borneo Post. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Dewan Approves Abolition of Border Security Agency".