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Malaysian Police Enhances National Security In Light Of Paris, Sydney Attacks

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian police are taking precautionary measures and strengthening national security following the recent militant-style attacks in France and Australia.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said although there had been no similar threats in Malaysia, police were still taking measures to monitor the activities of certain groups and individuals in the country.

“We have intensified our monitoring and further strengthened our intelligence network to ensure that we are aware of every movement made by the suspected groups and individuals,” he told reporters, here Friday.

He disclosed this when asked to comment on measures taken by police following the incident on Wednesday in Paris, France when three armed individuals opened fire at the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo which left 12 people dead.

The shooting has been described by French President Francois Hollande as a “terrorist attack”.

In Sydney, Australia, two hostages and an Iranian-born armed man were killed after Australian police raided a cafe to end a 16-hour siege by a suspect who had held 17 people hostages on Dec 15, 2014.

Malaysian police have taken measures in curbing militant activities, especially the IS militant group, by detaining 51 Malaysians so far who tried to join or help the militant group in Syria and Iraq. – Bernama

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