Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR – Some 346 individuals linked to the Daesh terrorist group, including 95 Malaysians were detained up to October this year, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said the Home Ministry also received information of 53 Malaysians involved in terrorist activities in Iraq and Syria with 34 of them dead.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said the authorities are constantly improving the methods of monitoring and cooperation with Interpol and other countries in its effort to curb terrorism.

“The government is still not satisfied with our achievements in combating cross border crimes but we are confident with our cooperation, including with the Interpol, this element of violence can be contained,” he said at the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives) sitting today in replying to a supplementary question from Tan Sri Annuar Musa (BN-Ketereh) on the government’s efforts to curb cross border crimes. –MalaysiaGazette

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