Saifuddin: Police Stations Nationwide To Close Gates At 10PM Amid Security Upgrade

He said the move aims to prevent a recurrence of the brazen Ulu Tiram attack in May.

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Gates at all police stations nationwide will be closed from 10pm as part of heightened security measures, Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail announced in Parliament today, 9 July

Saifuddin explained that the decision follows the brazen attack on the Ulu Tiram police station in Johor Bahru in the early hours of 17 May, which left two police officers dead and another injured.

He emphasised that this measure aims to strike a balance between public access to reporting crime with ensuring police safety.

"We have to balance between the police station where people lodge complaints; at the same time, the police station is also a target. So, we [have to] balance the two needs," he said, citing the Ulu Tiram attack as an example.

"There were two people arguing with the police and that's when the attack happened," he said.

He stated that police have also been instructed to reexamine and tighten their standard operating procedures at all stations

"In terms of the logistics situation at each police station, whether it's lights, fences and so on, we issued instructions to immediately provide information and it will go through a process for us to improve," he said.

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