Malaysian leaders defend strict security laws to fight terrorism
Jan 25, Kuala Lumpur: Leaders of Malaysia on Monday defended the country's strict security laws to fight terrorism as the Islamic State group warned of revenge over a crackdown on its members.
Prime Minister Najib Razak said that the terrorism threat is "very real" and that the laws are crucial to ensure Malaysia is not open to infiltration.
Opening a two-day international counter-terrorism conference, Najib said he will not apologize for taking steps to preserve national security, media reports said
Najib said that there were no civil liberties under Daesh and there are no shields against those who are set on committing acts of terrorism. The best way to uphold civil liberties is to ensure the safety of the nation.
The Oslo Times