HRH the Premier
Bahrain steps up security at entry pints
Manama, January 9, 2014
Bahrain will tighten security measures at maritime and air entry points under directives issued by HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa in a move to preserve national unity and stability and clamp down on hate advocates.
Contingency measures follow the sting operation that enabled police to score a major victory in the fight against terror with the seizure of a huge weapons cache and the arrest of wanted fugitives, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Chairing a high-level security meeting, the Premier gave instructions to use cutting-edge security technologies to control maritime entry points, foil any arms smuggling or terror infiltrations and crack down on outlaws.
The session discussed the repercussions of the latest terror attempts, which revealed shifts in terrorists' tactics. The Premier directed security to be tightened at crowded places and vital facilities.
Authorities were also ordered to instal surveillance cameras at avenues and areas across Bahrain.
His Majesty King Hamad's directives to confront advocates of hate were also on the agenda.
The Premier ordered a crackdown on terror instigators and masterminds. Tough measures will be taken against those who justify terror, promote hatred and incite social divisions through religious platforms or social media.
The Premier paid tribute to security forces for their vigilance and success in foiling terrorists' attempts to smuggle explosives and other banned items and pre-empting terror acts.
Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa briefed the meeting on security operations carried out as part of efforts to combat terrorism and crime.
The Premier also called for the need to address irregularities and violations that result in squandering public money, stressing that the powers vested in the General Directorate of Anti-Corruption and Economic and Electronic Security enable it to combat corruption and preserve public funds. – TradeArabia News Service