National Security Division

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National Security Division, or Bahagian Keselamatan Negara (BKN), is a senior grouping within the Malaysian government which meets infrequently. According to a United States Embassy telegram leaked by Wikileaks in 2011, BKN is regarded as Malaysia's equivalent to other national security councils.[1] As of November 2006, it was headed by Director General Ahmad Fuad bin Abdul Aziz, who also served as the Secretary of the National Security Council of Malaysia. Its main role is to coordinate a broad range of national security issues including natural disaster management, maritime and border control, and cyber security across other government agencies including the Public Order & Security Division, Defence Staff Intelligence Division, and the Malaysian Special Branch.[1]

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  1. ^ a b NSD Chief details security duties, Thai visit, Disaster Management (Report). Wikileaks. 30 November 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2013.