Cops keeping an eye on education institutions

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are monitoring education institutions to ensure terror sleeper cells are not cultivated there.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the force had been working closely with the Education Ministry and all other stakeholders.

“Yes, we are worried about the sudden emergence of sleeper cells which is why we are monitoring these institutions closely.

“We have yet to make any arrests in places of education,” he said after witnessing the handing over of duties ceremony for the Commercial Crime Investigation Department and the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department director at Pulapol yesterday.

Khalid said police had been monitoring schools, institutions of higher education as well as tuition centres.

“When dealing with Daesh (Islamic State) we have to face the problem in its totality.

“Which is why we cannot just focus on schools but must look at all places involving educational activities,” he said.

On the Movida nightclub attack, Khalid said police were still looking for Md Saifuddin Muji, 28, and Jasanizam Rosni, 33, both from Johor.

“Both suspects are still at large and are believed to be hiding in the country.

“Any information on their whereabouts could help us track them down,” he said, urging anyone with information to come forward immediately.


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