KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will request for an Interpol Red Notice to locate and detain syndicate mastermind Datuk Seri Nicky Liow, says Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.
The Red Notice refers to the request to locate and detain a person of interest.
Previously, Deputy Inspector-General Of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said that Bukit Aman had already requested an Interpol Blue Notice to locate, identify or collect information on Liow.
The Blue Notice refers to the request to locate, identify or collect information on a person of interest.
The Johor police chief said police still believe that Liow is in Malaysia.
"However, we are widening our search for this wanted suspect via Interpol Blue and Red Notices.
"If he is still in Malaysia, we believe we can still detain him," he told reporters after presenting a donation to Nor Fazlena Afizal, whose daughter is diagnosed with eye cancer at Hospital Kuala Lumpur on Thursday (April 15).
Comm Ayob said no more warnings were needed for police personnel and officers, who are involved with crime syndicates.
"What we need now is stern action.
"No compromise, no warning, just stern action," he added.
While the list of enforcement personnel involved with Liow's syndicate has expanded, Comm Ayob said he is determined to detain all of those involved.
"I cannot disclose their ranks or the exact number of those involved.
"We are focused on catching them and ensure that justice is served," he added.
Meanwhile, on the donation for Nor Fazlena's daughter - Norafiyaah Mikayla Mohd Asnadi - Comm Ayob said the two-year-old girl was diagnosed with eye cancer in March and she required treatments for about six months.
"All police district headquarters in Johor managed to raised close to RM16,300 while the "Tabung Kebajikan Amal Perkep Tunku Laksamana" donated about RM3,000.
"We hope this donation will assist Norafiyaah in getting the necessary treatment," he said.