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T Raja Kumar, who is the new head of the global terror financing watchdog FATF?

Raja Kumar succeeds Dr. Marcus Pleier as the head of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and will serve a two-year term. Taking to Twitter, the FATF said that Kumar will focus on enhancing the effectiveness of global anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing measures, improving asset recovery and other initiatives.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced on Friday that T Raja Kumar of Singapore took over as the chairman of the anti-money laundering watchdog.

Raja Kumar will replace Dr. Marcus Pleier as the head of the FATF and serve a two-year term. Taking to Twitter, the FATF said that Kumar will focus on enhancing the effectiveness of global anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing measures, improving asset recovery and other initiatives.

In a statement, the FATF said, “Kumar has been an ardent advocate for global terror financing surveillance and firmly believes in his mission and ability to make a global difference. He has led the Singapore delegation to the FATF since 2015. “

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Know here 5 things about Raja Kumar:

1. Raja Kumar holds an LLB (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore, and a master’s degree in Philosophy (Criminology and Law) from the University of Cambridge. Kumar also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 2006.

2. Kumar has held senior leadership roles in the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore and the Singapore Police Force for over 35 years.

3. Presently, he is working as Senior Adviser (International) in the Ministry of Home Affairs of the country. Prior to this, he was Deputy Secretary (International) in the ministry from January 2015 to July 2021 as well as the Chief Executive Officer of Home Team Academy from 2014 to 2018.

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4. Kumar is also a former Deputy Commissioner of Police (Policy), Director of Police Intelligence and Senior Deputy Director, Department of Commercial Affairs.

5. He served as the Leading Chief Executive of the Casino Regulatory Authority and created a strong regulatory framework for new casinos in Singapore, including Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), a top- It is the benchmark against level courts.

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