Amanah balks at reports of China's suggested counter-intelligence centre

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An Amanah leader has expressed concern about reports of China's alleged proposal to set up a regional counter-intelligence centre in Johor.

Amanah deputy president Salahuddin Ayub was responding to a Singapore Straits Times report on the proposal the daily claims had been “'lightly touched on' during talks between Prime Minister Najib Razak and visiting Chinese State Councillor Wang Yong after the ground-breaking ceremony of the East Coast Rail Link project in Kuantan on Wednesday”.

“The government source told The Straits Times that discussions on the matter were still continuing, and that a firm decision would be made only when Najib meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is expected to make an official visit to Malaysia some time in November,” wrote the daily.

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