(File pix) Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the collective decision was made during the Indomalphi Trilateral Intelex meeting on security recently in Manila. Pix by Malai Rosmah Tuah

TENOM: Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines have each agreed to designate a ‘point of contact’ from their respective military and police personnel to facilitate intelligence exchange on security threats, including from Islamic State militants.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the collective decision was made during the Indomalphi Trilateral Intelex meeting on security recently in Manila.

Malaysia was represented by the Malaysian Armed Forces Defence intelligence director-general and the Royal Malaysian Police Special Branch director.

Hishammuddin also said the three countries would meet every three months, and each country would take turns to host the venue.

He said Malaysia had been appointed to organise the second meeting expected to take place in October.

“It is the first collaboration involving all three countries which combines military and police efforts on intelligence-sharing. The approach is timely and able to bring a positive impact on efforts to address the threat of violence in Southeast Asia,” he said in a statement. --Bernama

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