JOHOR BARU: The people have confidence in the ability of the police to keep terrorists and extremists at bay, said Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
He said public confidence was at a high level because of the efficiency of the nation’s security forces, especially the police, in thwarting the Islamic State threat.
Apart from beefing up security, the police also increased its intelligence gathering activities, he said.
“Security and peace are among the factors that foreign investors look into when investing, and with the current situation where we have an increased number of investors in Johor, it shows their confidence in our safety and peace,” he said.
He was speaking to pressmen at a Hari Raya open house at his Permas constituency, held at the Pasir Gudang indoor stadium.
The security situation in the country was under control and people could move around freely, going about their daily activities, he said.
“This is because Malaysians are rational and sober, and do not support extremism,” he said.
He added that the fight against terrorism should not only rest on the shoulders of the police.
He reminded the people to be the eyes and ears of the authorities, in order to help put an end to the threat.