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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).”

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