New laws en­acted to pro­tect peo­ple, na­tion

> BN gov­ern­ment will never com­pro­mise on such mat­ters, says Na­jib

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: Care­taker Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Ab­dul Razak said var­i­ous mea­sures have been taken to en­sure the coun­try and peo­ple con­tinue to en­joy peace and har­mony, and these in­cluded en­act­ing the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Act and the Preven­tion of Ter­ror­ism Act.

Na­jib said the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 has also been en­forced to pro­tect the peo­ple from false in­for­ma­tion.

He said false news might seem like a triv­ial mat­ter but they were a great threat to se­cu­rity, as had been the case in sev­eral coun­tries where fake news had been used to harm the demo­cratic process.

“The fu­ture of our coun­try should be deter­mined by Malaysians based on facts, not fake news and false prom­ises and false hopes,” Na­jib said in a blog post yes­ter­day.

He ex­pressed re­gret that cer­tain par­ties were pre­pared to side­line na­tional in­ter­ests and in­vite for­eign in­ter­ven­tion in the coun­try due to their greed for power.

Na­jib said the Barisan Na­sional (BN) gov­ern­ment will never com­pro­mise the sovereignty of the na­tion.

BN would im­ple­ment all the prom­ises and ini­tia­tives out­lined in its man­i­festo if it was given the man­date to con­tinue to ad­min­is­ter the coun­try, he added.

These in­clude in­creas­ing the num­ber of se­cu­rity posts and in­creas­ing sur­veil­lance along borders through the Bor­der Con­trol Agency, and trans­form­ing po­lice units such as the Spe­cial Tac­tics and In­tel­li­gence Nar­cotics Group, Spe­cial Task Force on Or­gan­ised Crime and Spe­cial Task Force for Anti-Vice, Gam­ing and Gang­ster­ism to safe­guard the peo­ple’s se­cu­rity.

Na­jib also said BN would take ef­forts to com­bat ter­ror­ism and ex­trem­ism through the Global Move­ment of Moder­ates, en­hance com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion in crime preven­tion through the po­lice Vol­un­teer Smart­phone Pa­trol ap­pli­ca­tion and set up the Cy­ber De­fence Op­er­a­tions Cen­tre un­der the De­fence Min­istry.

The gov­ern­ment would also ex­pand re­gional de­fence diplo­macy with neigh­bour­ing coun­tries, con­tinue to dis­sem­i­nate peace and moderation in the coun­try and in­ter­na­tion­ally through the King Sal­man Cen­tre for In­ter­na­tional Peace and mod­ernise the po­lice force.

... Stu­dents of Chong Hwa In­de­pen­dent High School show­ing ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the gov­ern­ment for ex­tend­ing the lease on their school land from 30 years to 99 years.

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