IGP asks churches to increase security as not enough cops

(The Star) –  Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan has advised churches to tighten the security at their premises as there are not enough police officers to guard them. 

He said the churches may up the security by hiring guards as the police force did not have enough manpower to keep watch at every church.

“In Petaling Jaya alone, there are 62 churches and a total of 200 in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

“Not only do we have to watch churches, but we also have to cover mosques and monitor other places of worship,” he told reporters during his visit to the Metro Tabernacle Church at Desa Melawati here Saturday.

Musa added that police were still investigating the attack on the church and confirmed there were currently a total of four cases of churches being attacked.

“We have yet to determine the nationality of those responsible for the attacks,” he said, adding that witnesses were still assisting in investigations.

He said since he revealed his handphone number to the public on Friday, he had received a total of 900 calls and 800 SMS-es.

“I received a lot of information on various crimes. There were some people from churches who have asked us to step up the level of security at their premises,” Musa said.

He added that while some people have also called him to thank the police for their efforts, there were many who also made crank calls to him by calling him but not speaking.

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