04/27/2019 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – Following the deadly suicide bombings in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, Malaysian police have stepped up security for houses of worship and diplomatic missions throughout the country.
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have increased its level of preparedness and reminded all units under the state and district contingents to be more sensitive to their surroundings.
“PDRM are always on the lookout to immediately act on anything unusual, and we pray that this country will not be hit by disaster (attack on places of worship). “We have established cooperation with the public to extend us any information on such matters,” according to Acting Deputy Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
He also told The Malaysian Insight that the police had increased vigilance last month after the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
“The level went up another notch on Sunday following the attacks in Sri Lanka,” he said. He also added that the Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division had been working to gather intelligence from their counterparts throughout the region.
At least one policeman, he said, was station at each house of worship.
On Easter Sunday, more than 250 people were killed by terrorists in bomb attacks at churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.
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