Malaysia, US boost cooperation to fight terrorism amid fear Paris attacks may spark copycats

November 19, 2015 5:30 AM

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia and the U.S. have signed an agreement to boost cooperation to fight terrorism, as a minister voiced concerns that deadly attacks in Paris could spark copycats in the region.

Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi says under the pact, Malaysia can access U.S. database of known and suspected terrorists, including 1.2 million fingerprints, to prevent suspected terrorists from entering the country and using Malaysia as a transit hub.

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