New laws enacted to protect people, nation
> BN government will never compromise on such matters, says Najib
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.