Saturday, 5 July 2014

Sinar Harian reports that it is believed that the Islamic militant group, ISIL was believed was going to bomb a building in Kuala Lumpur.

According to sources, a UK police officer tipped PDRM off on this plan and said that 20 ISIL members were already in the country and that the plan was to use gas cylinder tanks to bomb the targeted building.

A unnamed PDRM member have confirmed receiving this information and was investigating.

This follows from last Wednesday's arrest of 5 suspected militants ranging from a UM lecturer, a Selayang council worker and students.

The arrests brings to 10 the number of suspects picked up for allegedly planning to launch bomb attacks in Malaysia and other secular Muslim countries.

Seven were in Selangor and three in Kedah.

The cell is believed to have been operating since last October and recruited members via Facebook.

“We are sure that the group comprises more than 10 members,” Ahmad Zahid said at a press conference here.

Based on interrogation, he said the authorities also learnt that the suspects had been undergoing military-style training.

“They have a wide network outside of Malaysia,” he added.

The police and Home Ministry, he said, were working closely with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to identify the person who carried out recruitment via Facebook.

“We are also tracking down other members, who we believe were given military-style training so that they could join jihad missions in countries in conflict under the pretext of humanitarian work.

“As a moderate Muslim country, we are interested in helping these countries but joining militants is not the way.

“We do not condone violence, and we will not let any Malaysian linked to militant activities escape,” he said.

Of those arrested, a man in his 30s is said to be the brains behind the cell.

Among the items seized in Monday’s raids were military-like uniforms, books on jihad, samurai swords, Rambo knives and the group’s flags.


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