31 January 2016
WHEN Special Branch director Comm Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun was asked at a recent conference how many police and other personnel are deployed to monitor each militant after rehabilitation and release back into society, his answer was blunt.
“We monitor not only the target but the family members. I can’t reveal to you police matters about how many police officers or personnel are involved. I think that is not your business. That is our business!” he said.
He went on to say that “almost all” of the former militant detainees – whether from Islamic State (IS), Darul Islam, Kumpulan Mujahidin Malaysia, Jemaah Islamiyah or al-Qaeda – are still on the police radar, being monitored after their release.
… Security Studies professor Rohan Gunaratna from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore was all praise for Malaysia for publishing the Home Ministry’s “Integrated Rehabilitation Module For Detainees” and handing it out to participants at the conference.
“No other country has shared their rehabilitation training manual at a conference like this. They may have done it privately but not at a conference. Malaysia has taken a huge step by doing this,” he said.
GPO / ICPVTR / Online
Last updated on 01/02/2016