Deputy IGP: Bukit Aman will always take pro-active action to curb terror elements


PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman will always take proactive action against any terror elements to ensure the safety and security of the country, says Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police said the nine militants who were recently detained by the Counter Terrorism Division were deemed highly dangerous.

“The police force is always vigilant against threats, either foreign or domestic.

“Efforts are constantly being made to collect actionable intelligence to prevent any terror plans from coming to fruition,” he told a press conference after witnessing the handing over ceremony for the Kedah Police chief post on Monday at the state police headquarters in Alor Setar.

Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar handed over the reins to Comm Datuk Zainuddin Yaakob.

Comm Abdul Rahim is now Bukit Aman Management department director.

Noor Rashid was asked to comment on the recent arrests of the nine militants in the Klang Valley and Sarawak recently.

“We also have good cooperation with our counterparts overseas to ensure that terror elements do not gain a foothold.

“On the issue of terrorism, I believe all countries come together as one to combat the threat,” he said.

On Sunday (March 10), IGP Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun had said that six Egyptians, a Tunisian and two Malaysians for militant activities.

“Five of the Egyptians detained admitted to being Ikhwanul Muslimin members (Muslim Brotherhood), who acted as facilitators in preparing accommodations, transport, work, as well as plane tickets for two members of the Ansar Al-Shariah Al-Tunisia.

“We had similar previously arrested and deported two other Ikhwanul Muslimin members in April and November last year,” he had said.

“The Counter Terrorism Division discovered these militants are marrying locals, so that they can get spouse visas.

“They also gain entry to Malaysia on the pretext of conducting businesses and for education,” the IGP had said.