Deputy IGP assures the public here that they need not worry about safety


IPOH: People should not worry about their security in Malaysia despite the Palestine-Israel conflict happening, says comm Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police said the police are constantly carrying out intelligence as well as monitoring activities.

“We in the police force are always enhancing and establishing our monitoring efforts, be it from the main gateways, or via our intelligence unit to beef up security,” he said.

Comm Ayob Khan then added that there is a possibility foreigners may become targets by certain parties, as they might not be satisfied with what is happening in Palestine.

“Our guarantee is we are always enhancing our control and monitoring systems, and we have all actions in place,” he told reporters,

Comm Ayob Khan said this after attending the Royal Malaysia Police’s Vat 69 commando unit's 54th anniversary celebrations at the Sultan Nazrin Shah marching field in Ulu Kinta near here on Wednesday (Nov 8).

He said the public should not be worried, as the police has managed to detect matters pertaining to national security in early stages and had taken appropriate measures.

“In the context of the Islamic State, there were many threats, but the police managed to curb such actions before any attacks could take place,” said Ayob Khan.

“So there is nothing to worry about, when it comes to security, it is best to just leave it to the police, as we know what actions to take,” he added.

On the latest developments with regard to former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng, Comm Ayob Khan said he was cooperating with the police.

He said the investigation into the case is an ongoing process.

“For now, Ng is giving his full cooperation, and we are also in the midst of tracing other possible assets, if there are any,” he added.

On the expected timeframe when the more than 7,000 body cameras that will be fitted on police personnel would be used by the police, Comm Ayob Khan said they were expecting it to be next year.

He said over 100 local companies had put in tenders for the cameras, which include all the necessary gadgets that come with it as well.

“The committee in charge is in its final leg of selection of the companies eligible for the purpose. If it is not next year, then the cameras should be used by early 2025,” he added.

The allocation of RM30mil for the cameras was approved in 2021 under the 12th Malaysian Plan.

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