31 Jan '17, 9am

Malaysia arrests 3 for suspected links to Islamic State

Malaysia arrests 3 for suspected links to Islamic State

KUALA LUMPUR: The counter-terrorism division of the Royal Malaysia Police's special branch has arrested three men for suspected links to Islamic State (IS) - one of them, a Malaysia Airlines security officer. The arrests were made between Jan 27 to Jan 29 in raids in the states of Pahang and Kuala Lumpur, according to a police media release issued on Tuesday (Jan 31). The Malaysia Airlines security officer was arrested in Kuantan - the state capital of Pahang. Police said he is a 37-year-old Indonesian citizen who is also a Malaysian permanent resident. They also said he was reportedly in contact with Malaysian members of IS in Syria and was planning to join the terror group along with his wife. Police also seized books and airsoft guns during the operation. When contacted, a Malaysia Airlines spokesperson confirmed to Channel NewsAsia that one of it security officers had ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/malaysia-...

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