M'sia successfully handling terrorist groups, says Muhyiddin

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 01 Jan 2020

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Malaysia has succeeded in managing the issue of terrorist groups despite having to face various challenges, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

He said the success and effectiveness in addressing issues related to terrorist groups was evident with the intelligence of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) managing to intercept and detain terrorists before any untoward attacks.

"This is an achievement even though it was handled by Intelligence Malaysia using laws such as the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA) 1959 and the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 (Pota).

"I think this is effective, even though we will take further steps by adding amendments and bringing it to the Parliament soon," he told Bernama.

Muhyiddin said Malaysia looks seriously on terrorism elements like Daesh or other groups trying to use Malaysia as a base.

"We do not take this lightly and so far what Intelligence Malaysia has done to stop them has been successful," he said. – Bernama

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