CRIME DOWN

Po­lice have low­ered crime in­dex, foiled many ter­ror­ist threats, says IGP

New Straits Times - - News -

HANA NAZ HARUN AND ZAFIRA AN­WAR KUALA LUMPUR news@nst.com.my

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

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