Home Ministry: Security in country to be beefed up

Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin. - Filepic/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Police and other security agencies are beefing up security in the country after Israel apparently greenlit the targeting of Hamas operatives around the world.

In a statement on Sunday (May 16), Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said his ministry took note of the existence of organisations that support the Palestinian people's struggle in Malaysia.

"In this regard, the police and other security agencies have increased security in all aspects to maintain public order and security of Malaysians, including Palestinians in the country.

"I call on the public to remain calm because the security situation in the country is under control and remains good," he said.

Hamzah added that the government reaffirmed its stand to continue to support the aspirations and struggles of the Palestinian people.

A tweet on Saturday said that a news channel reported that the Israel Defense Forces had given the greenlight to target all Hamas operatives at all levels both inside Gaza and out.

The tweet also said there were obvious implications for Iran, Turkey, Qatar and Malaysia, among others.

Jonathan Schanzer, who posted the tweet, is the senior vice president of research for the Foundation for Defence of Democracies, a United States-based institution focusing on national security and foreign policy.

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