19 Apr '18, 9am

Thailand arrests suspected Islamic State member wanted by Malaysian police

BANGKOK: A man wanted by the Malaysian police for suspected links with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has been arrested by the Thai authorities. The arrest of Awae Wae-ya, 37, from Cho Airong district in southern Thailand, was announced by Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan on Thursday (Apr 19). “He (Awae) has been arrested and the Thai authorities are investigating him at the moment,” he told the media after chairing a meeting with the country's security agencies. However, he declined to say where and when Awae was arrested. Awae is believed to be in the military's custody in southern Thailand. Apart from Awae, the Malaysian police are also searching for three other Malaysians, identified as Nor Farkhan Mohd Isa, 31, from Skudai, Johor; Muhamad Hanafi Yah, 51, and Muhamad Faizal Muhamad Hanafi, 29, from Kampung Ketil, Pengkalan Kubor. Malaysia police chie...

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