KUALA LUMPUR: The information contained in an internal police circular on the presence of suicide bombers in the country was based on internal police intelligence for them to always take proactive action.
Bukit Aman Federal Police Special Branch Director Datuk Seri Fuzi Harun, when commenting on the circular which was spread on the social media, said it was aimed at getting his team to be wary at all times.
“It is actually an internal directive, for us to always be wary. It is an information that we received but we don’t have a clearer information…It may be true or false, but action is still taken,” he told Bernama when contacted here, today.
He said the Royal Malaysian Police always took proactive action on any information no matter how small it was.
“We will pass on this information to our ground units for any action,” he said.
A local news portal today reported a police internal circular had disclosed on the presence of suicide bombers in Sabah and Kuala Lumpur.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar was reported to have confirmed the validity of the circular but regretted the leakage of the information which he described as sensitive.
He said police were monitoring the potential threat and action was being taken to neutralise them and that police would not compromise in tackling terrorist elements.
The circular dated Nov 16 from the Sabah Police Headquarters was based on an information obtained concerning a ‘meeting and plan’ between the Abu Sayaf Group (ASG), the Islamic State (IS) militants and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).
The circular also called on police personnel to intensify patrols and intelligence while the forward posts and units were urged to always be in a state of preparedness and to enhance communications. – BERNAMA