21 Feb '15, 5am

Kuala Lumpur man funded 14-year-old girl attempting to join #ISIS in Syria

Kuala Lumpur man funded 14-year-old girl attempting to join #ISIS in Syria

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 14-year-old girl from Malaysia suspected of attempting to head to Syria to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group was funded by a man based in Kuala Lumpur. Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division's principal assistant director Ayob Khan said initial investigations revealed that the Muar-born girl received about RM2,000 (S$748) from the man for her trip. "She got RM2,000 and the plane tickets and was about to leave the country on the pretext of furthering her studies in Egypt. "We are in the midst of identifying the so-called benefactor," SAC Ayob said in an interview on Friday. He added that the Bukit Aman police headquarters was also investigating whether the man had knowledge of the ISIS agenda and if he backed it. The police were also trying to ascertain if the girl had other sponsors or if the man h...

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