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Five Filipinos, dual Malaysians arrested for suspected IS links

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Malaysian military arch IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar  Picture by Choo Choy MayMalaysian military arch IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar ― Picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 — Malaysian military pronounced currently they had arrested 7 people, including 5 Filipinos, for suspected links to a Islamic State belligerent group.

The South-east Asian republic has been on high warning given armed gunmen related to a Islamic State launched mixed attacks in Jakarta, a collateral of beside Indonesia, in Jan 2016.

Muslim-majority Malaysia arrested some-more than 250 people between 2013 and 2016 over suspected belligerent activities related to Islamic State.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar pronounced in a matter many of a arrests were done during an operation in Sabah, on Borneo island, progressing this month.

A Philippine think with permanent residency in Malaysia was incarcerated on guess of lifting supports and channelling them to Mahmud Ahmad and Mohamad Joraimee Awang Raimee, dual Malaysians who had assimilated adult with a Islamic State in a southern Philippines, Khalid said.

One Philippine male was formulation to transport to Syria to join adult with a Islamic State there, while another was found to have affianced devotion to Isnilon Hapilon, a Philippines’ most-wanted male and personality of a Abu Sayyaf belligerent group.

Last June, militants who claimed to be fighting for Islamic State pronounced in a video they had selected Hapilon to lead their South-east Asian faction.

Two other Philippine suspects, a male and a woman, were arrested for bootlegging 3 Islamic State members from Malaysia and Indonesia to a southern Philippines by Sabah, Khalid said.

Police also arrested a Malaysian woman, who worked as an airfield immigration official, on guess of assisting people but current transport documents, including Malaysian and Indonesian Islamic State followers, to enter and exit a Philippines by Sabah.

Meanwhile, a Malaysian male was arrested during Kuala Lumpur’s categorical airfield yesterday after being deported from Turkey, Khalid said.

The think had trafficked to Istanbul in Oct with skeleton to enter Syria with a assistance of an Islamic State member from Sulawesi, Indonesia. — Reuters

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