PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – The government views seriously the death threat made by a group of youths to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar on the social media as it could lead to bigger dangers to the nation in the future.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, three steps must be taken to contain the threat of extremism, including through education, to provide an understanding about security to the younger generation.
“Secondly, the existing laws need to be implemented effectively, and thirdly, cooperation among the public to help the authorities take the appropriate steps.
“We cannot take this lightly because today, extremism is a global issue…. some of our people are involved with the IS (Islamic State), which is clear proof that it has already happened in Malaysia,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters when asked to comment on the threat by a group of youths on the social media after chairing a Special Meeting on the Post Floods Action Plan yesterday.
Two days ago, a provocative 1:27-minute video showing three masked men who called themselves Anak Malaysia Anti Demokrasi (Amad) went viral on the social media.
They had earlier planned to burn fireworks at all the courthouses throughout the country at 11.30pm on Feb 18, while this time, they threatened to blow up the IGP’s car and kill him.