IGP: Don’t worry, Malaysia is a safe tourist destination

 |Jan 4, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun has given his assurance that Malaysia is a safe tourist destination.

He said apart from the efficiency of the authorities in addressing all kind of threats in the country, the police was working together with international security agencies to curb terrorism.

“For the time being, I can assure that police will always embark on continuous prevention measures to curb any terrorist attack,” he told Bernama, here.

United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office had advised its citizens against travelling to all islands off the coast of eastern Sabah from Kudat to Tawau, including Lankayan, Mabul, Pom Pom, Kapalai, Litigan, Sipadan and Mataking.

Fuzi said Malaysia has strong ties and cooperation with foreign authorities, particularly in information sharing, which ensured the monitoring on all kinds of terrorist activities was done more effectively.

“For example, in Sabah, police are working with the Indonesian security agencies to curb the infiltration of ASG (Abu Sayyaf Group) or Daesh elements into this country.” – Bernama