29 April 2015
MALAYSIA will use all measures at its disposal, including intercepting phone messages, as it tries to nail down the remaining members of a terror cell that plotted to bomb strategic targets in the Klang Valley.
The capital city has been put on heightened security alert since 12 men linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were nabbed with large amounts of explosive materials at the weekend.
Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi confirmed in Parliament yesterday that the administrative capital of Putrajaya as well as the federal Parliament were targeted by the men, aged 17 to 41.
… Calling this worrying, Associate Professor Kumar Ramakrishna, head of policy studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said: “My concern is twofold: First, ISIS seems to be succeeding in attracting relatively qualified people, and second, such educated people are buying into ISIS’ religiously legitimated vision enough to join.”
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Last updated on 05/05/2015