SINTOK: The laws and regulations in the country that have been around for a long time will not make it possible for Malaysia to become a police state as claimed by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said such a claim was baseless as the police were also subjected to the laws and regulations as enshrined in the Federal Constitution.
“Our country can never be a police state because if we flout the laws, action will be taken against us. How can this country be a police state when we are also subjected to the laws and regulations under the Constitution?” he said.
Khalid was speaking at a press conference after attending the ‘Dialogue with IGP: Undergraduates’ Role in Overcoming National Security Threats’ at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) here today.