MKN monitors terrorists threat on all platforms

National Security Director-General Datuk Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin has said that the journey towards cyber resilience requires a holistic approach that transcends governmental efforts and involves industry stakeholders, academia and civil society as well. – Bernama pic, July 10, 2023

MELAKA: The National Security Council (MKN) is constantly monitoring terrorist threats received through various platforms, including social media, said its director-general Datuk Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin.

He said these threats were due to Malaysia’s unwavering support, particularly expressed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, for Palestinian people who have been victimised by the Israeli regime’s violence.

“We remain vigilant and are prepared to respond to all possibilities.

“The MKN has recently issued updated instructions on standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to terrorism, providing authorities with a comprehensive guide on how to deal with such threats,” he told reporters after concluding the four-day comprehensive security exercise 2023 (Ex Comsec) here today.

Raja Nushirwa said that the government treats matters of national security seriously, irrespective of the context of the threats, including false threats.

He added that MKN is always rationalising the SOPs and preparedness level of all security forces in the country, through comprehensive security practises.

According to Raja Nushirwan, terrorism must be looked at comprehensively, including the possibility of an individual’s involvement in a terrorist movement.

In October, the media reported that the management of a shopping centre and a hotel in Johor had received a telephone bomb threat, which turned out to be false.

The fake bomb threat was believed to be from a foreign man.

Source: New Straits Times


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