Ulu Tiram police station attack: Cops step up patrols and surveillance

JOHOR BARU: Patrols and surveillance will be increased around the Johor Palace and police stations following the attack at Ulu Tiram, says Tan Sri Razarudin Husain.

The Inspector-General of Police said they would also brief the Mentri Besar and make immediate improvements to police stations where necessary.

“We will increase our patrols around the police stations, especially in the Johor Palace. That is very important.

“Any police stations with poor lighting will also be (improved) immediately,” he said on Friday (May 17), adding that there was no CCTV at the Ulu Tiram police station which was attacked at 2.45am.

During a visit to the scene of the incident, he told the press that a policeman who was shot during the attack was in stable condition at Hospital Sultan Ismail (HSI).

“He was hit in the left shoulder and waist.

“Our focus now is on helping the families of the two deceased policemen.

"The post-mortem will be conducted today and their bodies will be sent to their families in Bidor, Perak and Gambang, Pahang,” he added.

Razarudin added that about 20 suspected Jemaah Islamiah (JI) members around Ulu Tiram will be rounded up to help with the investigation.

“They are still at large, and these are our preventive steps (against) any move they might make,” he said.

Two policemen were killed while another was injured when they were attacked by an intruder at the police station.

The intruder was shot dead at the scene.

Seven people, including two students and a 62-year-old man believed to be a JI member, were arrested following the attack.

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