Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador showed the items seized during the arrest of the Daesh terrorists suspected to plan attacks on house of worships and high profile individuals during a press conference at Tower 1, Bukit Aman Police Headquarters, Kuala Lumpur. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 13 MAY 2019
Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador showed the items seized during the arrest of the Daesh terrorists suspected to plan attacks on house of worships and high profile individuals during a press conference at Tower 1, Bukit Aman Police Headquarters, Kuala Lumpur. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 13 MAY 2019

By Kasthuri Jeevendran

KUALA LUMPUR – The police have arrested four individuals suspected to be members of Daesh. They were believed to be planning big scale attacks on several house of worships and entertainment outlets in the Klang Valley during the first week of Ramadan.

The group was also planning to kill several high profile individuals believed to have insulted and not fighting for Islam.

During the operation on 5 and 7 May, the Counter Terrorism Special Branch have arrested a local man believed to be the cell chief of ‘wolf pack’ and two Rohingya ethnics with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) cards and an Indonesian.

According to the Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador, among the motives of the group was to seek revenge for fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kasim who was killed during the Sri Maha Mariamman temple riot in Seafields.

Besides that, they also wanted to launch attacks on several Hindu, Buddhist and Christian house of worship in the Klang Valley. They also wanted to attack the Myanmar Embassy and to launch jihad in Rakhine.

“They also planned to murder several high profile individuals. I don’t want to disclose who they are due to safety reasons. They have high profiles in this country.

“We managed to seize a CZ 9mm pistol and 15 bullets, 6 improvised explosive devices not less than 18 cm imported from our neighbouring country.

“We arrested them around Kuala Lumpur, Old Klang Road, Subang Jaya and all of them admitted their plan. We are investigating them under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.

“We have been spying on their movements since early January and they used the Whatsapp to communicate with each other,” he said in a press conference in Bukit Aman today.

Meanwhile, Abdul Hamid disclosed that the police are hunting three other Daesh members believed to be involved in planning attacks on the houses of worship of the non-Muslims.

They are Syazani Mahzan, 27 and Muhamad Nuurul Amin Azizan, 27 from Bedong Kedah and Fatir Tir, and Indonesian from Banting Selangor.

People with information on these individuals are encouraged to contact the ASP Manivanan Sibalinggam at 017-3278435. – MalaysiaGazette

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