KUALA LUMPUR – We cannot take our eyes off possible threats as the Islamic State (IS) has a huge network in this region, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.
He said the bombing attacks in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand are coordinated attacks by IS, adding that they are in retaliation of the recent death of an IS leader.
“The police anti-terror unit has been watching the movements of all those deemed to be a threat to the public. We cannot be complacent as terrorist can strike anytime and anywhere,” he said.
Citing the Manchester bombing, Zahid said there are going to be several major events in the country and we must be ready to deal with and prevent any such incident from happening.
A Suicide bombing attack outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has killed three police officers, the latest assault to hit the country as it struggles with a surge of terror plots.