KOTA KINABALU – Aggravated criminal threats and provocation against the authorities are a normal occurrence, according to Home deputy minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
He said the authorities had been trained to face the incidents.
“Such issues will not discourage the police from preventing crime and gangsterism in the country,” he told reporters after visiting the police station in Pulau Gaya here Thursday.
He was commenting on the incident yesterday, in which a Perodua Kelisa belonging to Customs senior officer Roslan Othman, 56, was set ablaze after an unidentified person threw a molotov cocktail at it.
The incident around 5 am, happened at the officer’s residence at Taman Bukit Indah in Jitra, Kedah.
Meanwhile, Wan Junaidi said the ministry needed time to study or amend a suitable Act to replace the Internal Security Act which was repealed in 2011.
The repeal saw almost 2,000 detainees being released, including a gang leader, from the centre in Kamunting, Perak.
“Police will continue to pursue those who were involved in crime and gangsterism in the country particularly their leaders,” he said. – Bernama