TELUK INTAN, (May 24) — Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has warned anyone trying to turn this country into a centre for militant activities that the authorities were constantly monitoring such activities.
The police are very serious in tackling any activity involving violence by any group and were actively tracking down those suspected to be brought to court, he said.
He disclosed this to reporters after attending a gathering with members of the Malaysian Volunteer Department (Rela), Teluk Intan at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Selabak, near here today.
The police would hunt them down to ensure that no militant group could set up base in this country, whether they were Malaysians or foreigners, he said.
He said this when commenting on four individuals who were charged under the Penal Code at the Kuala Lumpur, Port Dickson (Negeri Sembilan), and Taiping (Perak) Magistrate Courts yesterday on suspicion of being involved in militant activities.
On whether housewife Azizah Md Yusof, 55, who was alleged to have committed the offence at the E8 Division, Special Branch, Level 24, Menara 2, Bukit Aman Police Headquarters, was working in Bukit Aman, Ahmad Zahid said she did not work there.
He said he would announce in detail on the involvement of the woman in violent activities soon.
“Those detained had been interrogated and it was found there there was evidence that they were attempting to turn Malaysia into a centre for violent activities,” he said.
He said that Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar would also make a statement if there were other individuals detained for involvement in militant activities. — BERNAMA