SHAH ALAM, March 16 — The threat of terrorism in Malaysia is at a manageable level due to the diligent efforts of the police in detaining the main elements of militant groups operating in the country.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said immediate eradication action by the police had successfully crippled militant elements trying to gain a foothold in the country.
“Police are always vigilant and boost intelligence activities in order to ensure terrorism incidents occurring outside the country is containable in our country,” he said when opening a seminar on “Youth & N50: National Security Perspective” organised by the Malaysian Safety Foundation, here today.
The seminar was aimed at providing in-depth awareness among youths on the threat of terrorism and extremism by identifying how militant movements operated to recruit young people in making their mission successful.
In the meantime, Noor Rashid said some Malaysians were easily influenced by the doctrine of militant movements’ struggles through the social media which were viewed as against the teachings of Islam.
He said the terrorist movements’ mission currently was based on a world without borders with the doctrine of their struggle spread online.
“The militant movements’ trend is no longer the traditional pattern in which all their plans were easily found out at the early stage through intelligence activities.
“On the contrary, nowadays their movements traverse borders,” he said.
In a press conference later, when asked about the call by the police to the government to improve security in TN50, he said the issue of unity among the multi-racial community in the country should be given priority.
“If we want to move forward, we must be united, that is important. We also need to strengthen police work with ample knowledge and technology,” he said