IGP: Malaysia will never be a police state

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Source: The Star Online

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.

He was responding to Lim’s comment in an online news portal in which he questioned whether the country had turned into a police state, claiming that Khalid was seen as someone who could not be criticised. – Bernama