KUALA LUMPUR: The murder of eight police personnel is among charges which the armed foreign intruders in Sabah would face, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.
“If they have broken the laws of Malaysia, they should be charged in the court of Malaysia for whatever crime they have committed, certainly murder,” he told reporters after delivering keynote address at a dialogue session on the establishment of a sentencing council in Malaysia today.
“It is not a war (in Sabah), it is an intrusion into our country by foreigners, on our sovereignty,” he said, adding that Malaysia acted accordingly, in dealing with the situation.
“If there is a war, then the Geneva Convention will come into play. But it is not. It is still at a stage of intrusion.
“So, it is best left to the police because when it comes to national security, it is the responsibility of the police,” added Mohamed Nazri.
On the sentencing council, he noted, the time was now right for Malaysia to seriously consider the setting up of such council to enhance the administration of justice.
“A sentencing council, thus, can play a role in forging a link between the views of the general public and the decisions on sentences made by the courts,” he said. – Bernama