Terrorism threat in M'sia manageable: Deputy IGP


SHAH ALAM: 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 are containable in our country," he said when opening a seminar on "Youth & N50: National Security Perspective" organised by the Malaysian Safety Foundation here yesterday.

The seminar was aimed at providing in-depth awareness among youths on the threat of terrorism and extremism by identifying how militant movements operate to recruit young people in making their mission successful.

Noor Rashid said some Malaysians are easily influenced by the doctrine of militant movements' struggles through social media, which are viewed as against the teachings of Islam.

He said the terrorist movements' mission currently is 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 are easily found out at the early stage through intelligence activities.

"On the contrary, nowadays, their movements traverse borders," he said. -- BERNAMA