Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN)

Also known as the National Security Council-NOC in English term. An agency in the Prime Minister's Department. The May 13 Incident (May 13, 1969 racial riots) in Kuala Lumpur involving mainly Muslim Malays and non-Muslim Chinese, resulted in the establishment of the National Operation Council (Majlis Gerakan Negara-MAGERAN) on May 16, 1969 to implement security measures to restore law and order, including the establishment of an unarmed Vigilante Corps, a territorial army and police force battalions. The Government also declared a state of national emergency and suspended Parliament until 1971. When peace was restored, NOC (MAGERAN) was dissolved. On February 23, 1971, the Government decided to establish Majlis Keselamatan Negara-MKN to strengthen the public security and national defence and to maintain public order in the country. In 1995, the MKN office was reorganised and renamed Bahagian Keselamatan Negara-BKN. On July 24, 2007, BKN was again renamed Majlis Keselamatan Negara-MKN.

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