22.07.2016

Weekly News Update

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Guatemala (21.07.2016): Guatemala is, with an average of 13 murders per day in 2015, amongst the most dangerous countries of the world. These security problem as well as weak law enforcement and judicial systems have resulted in the bloom of the private security sector in the country. While reports claim that there are around 100 legally registered private security companies, many are said to be operating without government approval, and as much as five times more private security guards than police. With a widespread feeling from the population that police and state institutions are unable to insure their protection, people and businesses increasingly turn to private protection services.

 

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Bangladesh (21.07.2016): Following the attacks of July, 1 at Holey Artisan Bakery, Japan requested permission from the Bangladesh government to strengthen security arrangement and to allow private security companies to be armed and to protect private Japanese companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Bangladesh. It has been reported that a total of 68 private Japanese companies and NGOs operating in Bangladesh, have requested assistance from the Japanese embassy to obtain special protection.

 

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Kenya (17.07.2016):  Perks Security Limited, a Nairobi-based private security firm included training on anti-terrorism as part of the compulsory training programme for its personnel. The module includes security preparedness, with specific focus on terror threat, physical and cyber threats, crime detection, crime monitoring, early warning and security information sharing and networking. According to the firm’s operations director, this measure has been taken to complement the efforts by the Government to beef up security.

 

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