Ulu Tiram police station attack: Security at all sensitive areas stepped up, says Home Ministry

PETALING JAYA: Security will be increased to the maximum level at all sensitive areas following the attack on the Ulu Tiram police station in Johor, says the Home Ministry.

In a Facebook posting on Friday (May 17), Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said more information will be shared once he is fully briefed on the incident.

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"I am confident the police have started a thorough investigation on this incident. Security aspects will be continuously increased to the maximum level at all risky locations.

"God willing I will release a statement after I have obtained the full facts of the incident," he said.

The minister also sent his condolences to the families of Konstabel Ahmad Azza Fahmi Azhar and Konstabel Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said, the two victims of the attack.

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He added that he and the rest of the ministry were also praying for the quick recovery of Koperal Mohd Hasif Roslan, who was injured during the shootout with the suspect.

At 2.45am, two policemen were killed while another was injured after they were attacked by an intruder at the station.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said the suspect, who was shot dead during the attack, was believed to be a member of Jemaah Islamiah.

A total of seven people aged between 19 and 62 have been arrested, including five family members of the suspect.

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