KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18, 2016:
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is working closely with the police to monitor the streets of the nation’s capital in the wake of heightened security measures undertaken by the authorities to thwart potential terrorist acts.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz said city hall and the police were keeping a watchful eye through its Integrated Transport Information System (ITIS), located at Bukit Jalil, Selangor.
“The role of providing security is the job of the police.
“The cooperation by DBKL is in the surveillance of the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras along with police officers.
“There are also other CCTVs that can view movements within Kuala Lumpur,” he said briefly in a message to The Rakyat Post today.
Mohd Amin was asked on city hall’s efforts to beef up security in the wake of a possible terrorist threat, similar to the suicide bombings in Jakarta, Indonesia last week.
Despite the attack in the neighbouring country, and the arrest of a would-be lone wolf attacker at a Light Rail Transit (LRT) station last week, authorities have assured that Kuala Lumpur was still safe.
Earlier today, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar warned all parties, including online media practitioners to not report news citing unverified sources.
He said reports regarding terrorist activities or the Islamic State (IS) terror group using unverified sources would only lead to the public getting restless.
He said that this action by online media was akin to spreading rumours, using only unverified sources as their basis.
“We do not know what sources they have referred to. How are we to know that the information was not obtained from a noodle seller? We want to know who the source is,” Khalid told reporters at a Press conference at the Bukit Aman police headquarters here, today.