PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional’s manifesto on security paves the way for a safer Malaysia while empowering security forces further, says Tan Sri Musa Hassan.
The former Inspector-General of Police said enhancing the nation’s security will ensure the people’s safety from external threats as well as organised crime.
“At the same time, it is also important to strengthen border and regional security to prevent criminal activities.
He said that punitive measures coupled with rehabilitation and corrective measures allow those who were on the wrong side of the law to return to society.
“The proposal to equip security forces and law enforcement with new technology is also timely as it will enhance their capabilities to counter any threat,” Musa said.
“Agencies should also consistently share intelligence to ensure effective enforcement,” he said.
Malaysians Against Rape, Assault and Snatch Theft (Marah) founder Dave Avran said the special prison proposed for those detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota) and Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) is a good move while the manifesto’s emphasis on combating terrorism is commendable.
“Equipping police lockups with CCTVs is long-overdue as well.
“Bolstering security at the Eastern Sabah Security Zone and equipping security forces with the right tools are also essential proposals given that the border is not easy to patrol,” he said.