KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities incarcerated 14 people believed to have links to a Islamic State (IS) in a array of raids opposite several states progressing this week.
The 14 – all Malaysians – are a latest to be incarcerated by authorities who have been on a accordant debate over a past few years to stamp out a hazard of Islamist militancy in a country.
Deputy inspector-general of military Noor Rashid Ibrahim pronounced in a matter that 8 of a suspects are believed to have eliminated income to a IS in Syria and a Abu Sayyaf belligerent organisation in a southern Philippines.
All 8 are also believed to have ties with Malaysian IS recruiter Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi, who military had progressing identified as carrying recruited several Malaysians to launch an conflict in a southeast Asian nation.
Three others were incarcerated on guess of compelling IS ideology, while dual organisation and one lady were arrested for allegedly formulation to transport to Syria to join a militant group.
The raids were carried out between May 17-20 by a military special branch’s counter-terrorism multiplication in 6 states opposite a peninsula.
Muslim-majority Malaysia has been on high warning given Islamic State-linked militants carried out an armed conflict in a collateral of adjacent Indonesia in January.
In March, Malaysian Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi pronounced military had foiled an IS tract to kidnap Prime Minister Najib Razak and other comparison ministers final year.
(Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Kim Coghill)