08 Jun '11, 9am

Malaysia holds suspect over 'terror recruitment' - Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIA'S police chief said on Wednesday an Indonesian businessman had been held under the country's tough security laws for recruiting for regional terror group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). Police officials on Tuesday said Abdul Haris Syuhadi, 63, had been detained over the weekend at his home in central Selangor state under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for alleged terrorism activities. Ismail Omar said police had monitored Abdul Haris and he was found to have been spreading JI ideology and actively recruiting members for the terror group, which has links to Al-Qaeda, since 2002, state media reported. 'I confirm his detention. I believe his activities can endanger national security and we will take appropriate action,' Mr Ismail said without elaborating. JI, a Southeast Asian terror outfit, is blamed for a string of attacks in the region, including the 2002 B...

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