Sabah cops monitoring online and print media for sensitive issues

State police commissioner Omar Mammah.

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police have taken heed of Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s warning about taking action against those who raise racial and religious issues on social and print media.

State police commissioner Omar Mammah said he had instructed his men to monitor articles and remarks that play on racial and religious sentiments.

“We are watching everyone, from ordinary persons to politicians,” he told FMT.

He said so far Sabah did not have that many cases on sensitive issues.

Muhyiddin recently said he had instructed Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador not to give any more warnings but to take stern action against people creating problems that could affect peace in the country.

“We have to ensure that what we have built over the last 62 years is not damaged or destroyed.”

Omar said Sabah is known to be a tolerant society and urged the people to keep it that way.

“We in Sabah are made of people of diverse ethnicities and religions. As Malaysians, we should strive to maintain peace and harmony.

“Don’t play up issues that might anger the various races and faiths here.

“Every person should respect each other and the rights of all races who have a right to live in Sabah,” he said.