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Stricter checks at entry points to quell IS threats after US airstrikes on Syria


KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman will maintain its alert nationwide against any possible terrorist threat following the US air strikes against Syria, says Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

The Inspector-General of Police said the Royal Malaysia Police would be on the ground to ensure no attacks occur on home soil.

“We cannot afford to let our guard down, thus we are always in a state of readiness to face any possible threat.

“The safety and security of all citizens are our main priority,” he told The Star yesterday.

Khalid said that stricter checks at all entry points and borders would be imposed to prevent any Islamic State (IS) terror cells or sympathi­sers from making their way to Syria.

“We are always on high alert to quell any possible threat to the country.

“Our commitment is to uphold the law and prevent any attack in Malaysia,” he said.

To date, 294 militants have been arrested since February 2013.

Fifty-seven Malaysians remained in Syria in the ranks of IS while 30 others have been killed in battle, as well as in suicide bombing attacks.

The Star Online