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had improved after the killing of kidnappers from southern Philippines during Op Coral in December.
The event yesterday also saw the launch of the Volunteer Smartphone Patrol (VSP) app by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, which enables the public to report crimes online.
The VSP, now with 600,000 registered members, was an expansion of the Rakan Cop app upgraded since October last year with a budget of RM1.2 million.
“The app will allow the public to report crimes by uploading photos, videos, audio as well as sending out their Global Positioning System location,” Khalid said, adding that files sent to police via the app could be used as evidence to prosecute criminals.
Khalid said police believed that there was no VX nerve agents being kept in Malaysia, and “if there is, we would know”.
He said he could not divulge further on the murder of North Korean Kim Jong-nam, saying evidence on the matter would only be presented and heard during the trial.
He said there had been no response to the request made by the police for the North Korean embassy to hand over the three suspects believed to be “hiding” inside the embassy premises. “We will wait. We have time.” On the debate between Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz and former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on April 7, Khalid said the police had yet to receive any notice about the event. He denied claims by Nazri that Malaysia was a police state, saying those remarks were “political”.
On the return date of the two Malaysian sailors who were rescued from Abu Sayyaf militants by Philippine forces, police said Tayudin Anjut, 45, and Abdul Rahim Summas, 62, would arrive in Kuala Lumpur today.
“They are now in Manila, the Philippines, with the authorities there, and they will reach KL tomorrow (today).”