The arrest of three terrorist suspects lead to the discovery of two Malaysians learning to make explosives in Indonesia
KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily / ANN) - Two Malaysians were in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to master the technique of making improvised explosive device last June. They have planned to launch attack on entertainment outlet and non-Muslim worship venues. They were arrested by police after families persuaded them to surrender.
A pair of good friends were in Yogyakarta, Indonesia last year to master the technique of making improvised explosive device.
They have planned to launch massive attack on non-Muslim worship venues in Malaysia.
This is the first time the police detected Malaysians learning about making bombs in extremist group in Indonesia according to a source.
Currently the police do not have detailed information on whether there are more Malaysians involved in the training.
The source said the two men, both 27, a ham burger seller and a farmer from Bedong, Kedah, returned to Malaysia after attending the training in June last year.
They planned to launch attack on non-Muslim worship sites with car explosives.
Apart from the duo, another 34-year-old Indonesian construction worker was also arrested in Banting, Selangor.
The three were on the wanted list by the police for allegedly planning to launch attack on non-Muslim worship venues and murder of key personalities.
One day after the police placed them on wanted list, the family members of the two Malay men advised them to surrender to police while the Indonesian man was arrested after a tip-off given by the public.
“The three supported the terrorist group IS and planned to launch attack in Malaysia and Indonesia. They were placed under the wanted list by the police on Monday,’’ said Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador.
He announced on Monday the police arrested a total of four IS terrorists in Terengganu, Old Klang Road in Kuala Lumpur and Subang Jaya and prevented them from launching major terrorist attacks in entertainment outlets and worship venues of non-Muslims.
Police also released the identity of two Malay men and an Indonesian man on wanted list.
The suspects were investigated under Penal Code and Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.