KUALA LUMPUR - The police have sent a clear message to gangsters challenging them - bring it on!
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said they would not tolerate any criminal group or gang trying to intimidate them.
"No criminal will win against the authorities.
"We will not allow any criminal group to intimidate or acah-acah (taunt), us," he told a press conference after presenting certificates of appreciation to 50 good drivers in conjunction with Ops Selamat.
Commenting on acts of vandalism at the Kuala Langat police headquarters, where the words "RIP Gang 04" were sprayed on the outer wall, Khalid said police had identified the culprits.
"We have identified those responsible for the graffiti and we will take action.
"They tried to intimidate us but it will not work," he said.
Khalid said the nationwide Ops Cantas Khas would be stepped up.
More than 5,000 people had been checked, with 783 of them arrested, since the operation started on Saturday night.