13 July 2016
Putrajaya’s proposal to impose visa requirements for visitors from the Middle East is necessary despite concerns of racial profiling, security experts have concluded.
They believe that stricter rules are needed in light of possible terror attacks in Malaysia by groups like the Islamic State (IS).
… Regional terrorism expert Professor Rohan Gunaratna meanwhile added that a large part of the terror threats both physical and online stems from the Middle East which should be addressed immediately.
“Southeast Asia including Malaysia should secure the region from IS influence largely coming from the Middle East. The influence is both from online and real world contact and communication,” the editor of Handbook of Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific said.
GPO / ICPVTR / Online
Last updated on 15/07/2016