Australia plans to give Malaysia two patrol boats to help fight people-smuggling.
The country is a well-known stopover point for migrants wanting to enter Australia.
About 250 people are caught by Malaysia's maritime enforcement agency each year, but the numbers slipping past are unknown.
And with conflicts in the Middle East and disputes in nearby Myanmar, the numbers are not expected to drop.
Al Jazeera's Stephanie Scawen reports from Kuala.
Source: Al Jazeera