The police and military are to step up joint patrols in strategic, touristic and public areas to reassure the people of their safety in view of recent terrorist attacks abroad.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said this was one of the decisions adopted at today's meeting of the National Security Council which discussed security measures in the wake of the attacks.
Najib said the joint patrols would be implemented immediately to send a signal that the authorities were in control of the country's security situation.
"The joint patrols by the police and military will reassure the people the that the government was concerned over any eventuality," he told a news conference at Seri Perdana here.
Najib said the patrols would be conducted in areas such as Bukit Bintang and major shopping malls. He also said that there should be no misinterpretation of these patrols.
"This is not any emergency declaration. It is just increasing the level of patrol preparedness, basically to reassure the public that we are in control of the situation.
"I like them (police and military personnel) to be seen. I think the public will be comforted if they see the presence of the security