Tuesday, August 2, 2016

IGP: NSC Act to safeguard national security

The National Security Council Act will only used if national security is threatened, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said.

Elaborating on the Government's explanation that the NSC Act is necessary given the rising threat of terrorism, Khalid said there are enough laws to fight terrorism and Islamic State elements.

"We have enough laws to fight terrorism and crime, such as the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, the Prevention of Crime Act and the Prevention of Terrorism Act," he said at a Hari Raya open house at the Selangor police contingent headquarters Tuesday.

"The NSC Act will only be used if the country's national security is under threat," he said.

It was reported that the NSC Act, which came into effect Monday, has more sweeping powers than the now-repealed Internal Security Act.

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