Aug 31, 2008


IPOH, Aug 28 (Bernama) -- Security at the Perak state secretariat will be tightened from Tuesday and visitors will be subjected to stringent checks before they are allowed in.

State Education, Local Government, Housing and Transport Committee chairman Nga Kor Ming said visitors would have their names, identity card numbers and telephone numbers taken, and to state the reasons for their visits.

"This is a security precaution and visitors will also have to go through an automatic (scanning) machine which will be installed at the Perak Darul Ridzuan building," he told reporters here today.

"Visitors will not be allowed to bring in bags, large envelopes and mobile phones, and those who do so will be asked to surrender them to the special assistants at the offices for safe-keeping."

On the need to tighten security, he said this was to prevent state executive councillors from being "trapped" as what had happened to Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi and Capt.(R) Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu.

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