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Milipol Asia 2019: Security, counterterror markets expand in ASEAN region (video)

2nd April 2019 - 08:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur, Kate Martyr in Hong Kong, London

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The homeland security and counterterrorism market is transitioning from the US towards Europe and Asia-Pacific. In addition to terrorism and organised crime, cybercrime and UAVs are also posing new threats to the security situation in Asia-Pacific.

Police forces in ASEAN need to update their capabilities to counteract these rising and existing threats. Singapore provided a 2018 policing budget of $4.9 billion, while Malaysia’s amounted to $2.33 billion. However, it remains crucial for the region to tighten networks and provide greater security against threats.

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