‘IN­TEN­SIFY PA­TROLS’

Govt will not stop un­til they are ar­rested, says DPM

New Straits Times - - News -

ROSLI ZAKARIA

AND SIM BAK HENG KUALA NERUS news@nst.com.my

DEPUTY Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi last night is­sued a warn­ing to those who are in­volved in mil­i­tancy and sup­ported ter­ror­ism. Zahid, who is also home min­is­ter, said the gov­ern­ment would not stop un­til all such peo­ple were ar­rested. He said po­lice were, in fact, in­ten­si­fy­ing their search-an­dar­rest op­er­a­tions against those sus­pected of be­ing in­volved in ter­ror­ism.

“The po­lice and en­force­ment agen­cies, in­clud­ing mar­itime agen­cies such as the Royal Malaysian Navy, Malaysian Mar­itime En­force­ment Agency and Eastern Sabah Se­cu­rity Com­mand, have to in­ten­sify their pa­trols at all en­try points,” he said after tarawih prayers at Masjid Bukit Be­sar here. Present was In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

“This means the bor­der se­cu­rity agen­cies must step up checks on lorong tikus (smug­gler routes) along the bor­ders with the Philip­pines, Thai­land and In­done­sia,” said Zahid.

He said fol­low­ing mar­tial law be­ing de­clared by the Philip­pine gov­ern­ment in Min­danao, there was the pos­si­bil­ity that ter­ror­ists in south­ern Philip­pines would try to es­cape to Malaysia.

Ear­lier, Zahid said Malaysians wasted 270,000 tonnes of food ev­ery year, adding that the amount could feed 18 mil­lion peo­ple.

“The wastage must be avoided. Malaysians must be rid of this habit. As for Mus­lims, Ra­madan should be­come a ‘school’ to train our­selves to avoid wastage.”

PIC BY GHAZALI KORI

Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi after a break­ing-of-fast event at Tok Jem­bal Mosque in Kuala Nerus yes­ter­day. With him are (from left) Men­teri Be­sar Datuk Seri Ah­mad Razif Ab­dul Rah­man and In­spec­torGen­eral of Po­lice Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

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