KUALA LUMPUR: Against the backdrop of rising threats from global terrorism, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today voiced his determination to defeat militant groups and their extremist ideology emerging in this region.
The Prime Minister stressed that there was no place for extremism in society.
Many countries across the region have suffered at the hands of extremists and Malaysia is no exception, as was reflected by the barbaric murder of Bernard Then in the Philippines recently, he said.
“This has given me greater determination than ever to ensure that all possible measures are taken to defeat not only the militant groups that have arisen in the region but also the extremist ideology they use,” Najib said in a written response to questions posed by Bernama.
Then, 39, an electrical engineer from Sarawak, was kidnapped from a restaurant in Sandakan, Sabah, on May 14 and was beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the Philippines on Tuesday.