Malaysian polices join counter-terrorist drill ahead of SEA Games 29 (Source: VNA)
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysia’s police have coordinated with the country’s Immigration Department to carry out a campaign in Kuala Lumpur to eliminate security threats on the threshold of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 29).

The raid, conducted on August 4-5, aimed to arrest foreigners who do not have valid documents, as well as persons who have contacted terrorist groups, especially those whose headquarters are based in Iraq and Syria.

Head of the Immigration Department Mustafar Ali said that during the campaign, nearly 200 people from South Asia and Southeast Asia were detained due to lack of personal documents.

Chief of the Malaysian police counter-terrorism division, Ayob Khan Mydin said that as the host of the SEA Games 29, Malaysia prioritises security-related issues.

On August 5, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Malaysians to show support for the upcoming 29th SEA Games as well as for the country’s athletes.

The message was written by him on a car after completing his torch run in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia will be represented by a contingent of 871 athletes and officials in 397 of the total of 404 events at the Games which will be organised from August 19-31.-VNA