- Published on Thursday, 03 July 2014 16:09
KOTA KINABALU: Police are closely monitoring movement of suspected militants in the country, especially along the coastal area.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohd Bakri Zinin said most militant members received training from neighbouring countries and would return home upon completion.
"They also lead to cross-border crimes. We are now monitoring groups which we have identified and at the moment, we are studying our next course of action.
"Looking at the arrests and actions that we had taken, police view this (militant activity in Malaysia) as very serious," he told reporters after the handing over of medal of honour (Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara) at the State Legislative Assembly Building here.
Present were Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and Sabah police commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman.
Meanwhile, Wan Junaidi commended the capability of Malaysian police in the aspect of information gathering and intelligence.
"The police have all the necessary information and they are on it. We will act in accordance with the laws in our country," he said.
During the closed-door event, 201 former policemen in Sabah received their medal from Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.