Monday, January 18, 2016

IGP: Police to use full force of law to counter terrorism

The police will use all laws available in the country to counter terrorism, says Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

The Inspector General of Police these include the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca) and Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 (Pota) as well as the yet to be gazetted National Security Council (NSC) Bill 2015.

"Yes, of course, we use all laws available in the country to foil these activities.

"We have enough laws at the moment – we have Sosma, Poca and Pota.

"The NSC has not been gazetted nor used yet, but it will help, I believe," he said at a press conference in Bukit Aman on Monday.

Khalid said that Bukit Aman would continue being on the highest-level security alert following several terrorist-related incidents in the last few months, with the latest attack occurring in Jakarta.

"We will be on highest security alert. This gives the public confidence that the situation is under control.

"The public can play a role by taking necessary measures and reporting suspicious and terror-linked activities to us," he advised.

Commenting on Indonesia's decision to shut down at least 11 radical websites and several social media accounts on Saturday, Khalid said police would work closely with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to action as deemed necessary.

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