JOHOR BARU: Information and tip-offs from the public are crucial to the police in efforts to stamp out illegal activities, said Johor police chief.
Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the public should not be afraid to come forward and provide any information related to illegal activities such as human trafficking or the smuggling of contraband goods.
“While there are instances of local community members working as accomplices in criminal activities, I believe that the masses in general are more aware now and have been reporting such activities to the authorities.
“Some might feel worried about receiving threats or have been threatened by the wrongdoers but either way, it is important to report such incidents to us.
“Rest assured that the police will take action and act on the information given,” he said in a press conference at the Johor police headquarters here.
He hoped that the public would also continue to work hand-in-hand with the police to combat crime and activities like illegal gambling and prostitution.
“These illegal activities will not spread if the people do not participate in them.
“Gangsters and criminals have no place in our community. I advise the public not to give way to them to do as they please,” he said.
Comm Ayob added that on their part, police would continue to monitor the situation and check on premises suspected of running illegal activities.
He reminded the public that police would not tolerate threats and attempts to stop them from doing their jobs.
The public can get in touch with the police by visiting the nearest police station, through its social media and communications channels or by calling the Johor police hotline at 07-2254 074.