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Penang top cop wants security laws retained, says helps with policing

Susan Loone  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The police are not as worried about losing power to arrest suspects than they are about being able to maintain public order with the proposed review of security laws, says Penang police chief A Thaiveegan.

Met in Seberang Jaya last night, Thaiveegan said the decision to abolish or review laws is the prerogative of the government of the day, but admitted such laws helped with police work.

"Such laws facilitated police work in keeping peace and harmony. If they remove these laws, we have to find some other way to maintain the same peace and harmony," he said after attending the wedding of Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy's son...

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