Malaysian Customs collected RM42.50 billion revenue in 2021, seized drugs worth RM5.2 billion –PM Ismail

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KELANA JAYA, JAN.26: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) has collected RM42.50 billion revenue in 2021 surpassing the earlier target of RM40 billion set by the Ministry of Finance.

Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, besides the revenue, the RMCD enforcement sector has successfully defeated the international drug distribution cartel with the seizure of 16 tonnes of drug worth RM5.2 billion.

“With this performance I am confident that RMCD will continue to move with success as the Economic Front Liners that is competent to lead a quality and positive growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) towards prospering the Malaysian Family.

“The 40th World Customs Day 2022 celebration with the theme” Widening the Customs Digital Transformation via Empowerment of the Data Ecosystem Culture” is very relevant with the current situation and the efforts to modernize the RMCD services and operations.

“It is also in line with the efforts towards creating a conducive business environment and instilling confidence amongst both domestic and international investors,” Ismail said in his speech when officiating the 40th World Customs Day 2022 celebration at the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Customs Complex here today.

Prime Minister Ismail also stressed that as a dynamic and sustainable department, RMCD has to ensure that everybody in the Customs family should be digital literate and always ready to adapt the current technology transformation in building the ecosystem data culture.

Ismail added, the shift is in line with the National Digital Network (JENDELA) and Malaysian Digital Economic Action Framework (MyDigital) initiatives that have been proposed by the government to lead the digital economy with efficiency and proactive to create a high income country.

Ismail emphasized that the government is consistently helping RMCD to focus on eradicating smuggling activities and to ease the trading methods towards increasing the revenue collection and to strengthen the national border control.

“This commitment is proven via the addition of patrolling boats and scanning machines as new assets of RMCD to stabilise the sovereignty of the national borders and competent to implement cross border trading activities. – Malaysia World News


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