Six arrested over suspected involvement in terrorist group, Dr M death threats— IGP
KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — The police arrested six individuals suspected of being involved in a terrorist group around Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Perak and Penang on January 6 and 7.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said they comprised five locals and an Indonesian.
He said during the operation carried out by the Bukit Aman Special Branch, the police also seized two Daesh flags, a machete and a knife.
“All those detained are members of ‘Anshorullah At-Tauhid’, a Daesh cell set up in October 2019 aimed at promoting the ‘Salafi Jihadi’ ideology by recruiting new members and launching attacks in Malaysia.
“PDRM’s investigation found that three of the arrested individuals had issued death threats to former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and several of his Cabinet ministers,” he said in a statement yesterday.