Govt will not stop until they are arrested, says DPM
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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.”
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.