ICC Note: Malaysian police have arrested seven terror suspects from Malaysia and Indonesia. They include a man who threatened to kill the Malaysian king and Prime Minister for not ruling the country based on Sharia laws, Malaysian IS supporters, and Indonesians who are linked to IS or IS-linked terrorist group.
07/19/2018 Malaysia (Channel News Asia) – Malaysian police have arrested seven terror suspects, including an unemployed man who threatened to kill the king, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and one minister, inspector general of police Mohd Fuzi Harun said on Thursday (Jul 19).
Another suspect, an Indonesian man, had ties with a terrorist who was involved in a three-day siege on a police headquarters in West Java, Indonesia, in May that saw six policemen tortured and killed. A senior intelligence source told Channel NewsAsia the terrorist’s name is Tendi Sumarno, a man who killed one of the cops.
The suspects – four Malaysians and three Indonesians – were arrested during an operation between Jul 12 and 17 in Terengganu, Selangor, Perak and Johor.
The 34-year-old unemployed man who threatened the Malaysian king and the country’s leaders was arrested in Skudai, Johor on Tuesday.
“The suspect is a supporter of Daesh who posted on his Facebook account the threat to kill his royal highness, the king, Sultan Muhammad V, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and minister in the prime minister’s department Mujahid Yusof Rawa,” said Fuzi, referring to Islamic State (IS) by its Arabic acronym.
The Malaysian man made the threat as he regarded the king and the country’s top leadership as “un-Islamic” for not ruling the country based on Syariah laws, according to Fuzi.
Another two Malaysian suspects, a man aged 42 and a woman aged 24, were also arrested in Johor.
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