Police have lowered crime index, foiled many terrorist threats, says IGP
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THE police have successfully tackled many security threats, lowering last year’s crime index by 2.8 per cent compared with 2015.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the force’s security intelligence also prevented Malaysia from becoming the target of terrorist attacks.
“We were able to gather intelligence to prevent our country from suffering the same fate as other countries, which are being targeted by cruel terrorist acts.
“From 2001 to December last year, we arrested 537 militants and terrorists.
“Up until yesterday (Friday), 31 people linked to terrorism have been arrested this year,” he said at the 210th Police Day Memorial Parade at the Police Training Centre here.
Khalid also noted that the security situation in eastern Sabah