Security heightened at govt buildings, critical facilities, say police

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have heightened security to highest-possible levels at government buildings, critical facilities and areas frequented by the public.

Bukit Aman's Federal Management director Comm Datuk Seri Azmi Abu Kassim said the police had taken into account recent attacks and incidents.

"These incidents have caused public anxiety over safety and public order in the country.

"As part of ongoing efforts to ensure maintain public order, the police have heightened security to the highest level at government buildings, places of interest and critical facilities," he said in a statement on Tuesday (May 21).

"The Inspector-General of Police has ordered the top brass and personnel in the field to take comprehensive measures when dispensing their duties while maintaining compliance with standard operating procedures, circulars and orders.

"The community is also urged to cooperate with the police and channel any information on national security issues to authorities," he said.

Comm Azmi said stern action in accordance with the law would be taken on anyone who threatens the country without fear or favour.

"The police guarantee that the security of the nation is at safe levels," he said.

The move to heighten security follows several recent attacks and incidents which occurred over the past week.

On May 17, two policemen were killed and another injured when an armed intruder attacked the Ulu Tiram police station.

On the same day, two men tried to trespass into Istana Negara, and a machete was found in their car.

On May 18, a man tried to snatch a submachine gun from a sentry at the Dato Keramat police station in Penang.

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