KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 ― The police have arrested four men, including a local, for terror-related activities, Bukit Aman said today.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspects were arrested during a special counter-terrorism operation in Selangor and Pahang.
Three of the suspects, who are foreigners from Bangladesh, Nepal and Morocco, have already been deported back to their home countries, Khalid added.
The police chief said the Malaysian suspect is a 34-year-old man working as a private chauffeur who is close to Islamic State (IS) militant, Muhamad Wanndy bin Mohamad Jedy, a Malaysian based in Syria.
“The suspect is alleged to have actively promoted Islamic State on his Facebook account,” Khalid said in the statement.
The Nepali and Bangladeshi suspects were arrested under Section 6 of the Immigration Act, whereas the Malaysian and Moroccan were arrested under the the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) 2012, Khalid added.
Local police have arrested many IS suspects and foiled several plots for terror attacks by those with IS links, including a recent plan to attack targets in the Klang Valley on the eve of August 31.