KUALA LUMPUR — May 13, 2019: Four members of the Daesh terror who were planning to carry out attacks and high-profile murders were picked up in Terengganu and the Klang Valley last week.
The men were also planning the murders to revenge the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd. Kassim some weeks after last year’s rioting outside the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple.
The suspects confessed to be part of Daesh’s wolf pack cells and had been preparing to launch attacks in the first week of Ramadan.
Police seized a CZ9 mm pistol with 15 bullets and six improvised explosive devices , each measuring about 18 centimetres long.
“This same cell has been planning to murder high-profile personalities they accuse of not championing Islam or for insulting the religion.
“On top of this, they have also been planning large-scale attacks on Christian, Hindu and Buddhist places of worship as well as entertainment centres in the Klang Valley,” Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador told journalists today.
The first suspect arrested was a 34-year-old local, a construction worker who was also the cell leader.
The second suspect arrested was a Rohingya with a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees card. The 20-year-old waiter confessed to being a member of the cell and also a supporter of insurgent group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.
He was also planning an attack on the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and joining jihad activities in Myanmar’s troubled western Rakhine state.
The third man is a 49-year-old Indonesian who worked at a zinc factory. He was planning to fight for Daesh in Syria while the fourth man was another Rohingya, a construction worker.
Police are trying to locate three more suspected Daesh members. They are two local men — Syazani Mahzan and Muhamad Nuurul Amin Azizan — both 27, with last known addresses listed as No. 35, Taman Bedong, 08100 Bedong, Kedah, and No. 55 of the same housing area respectively.
The other is an Indonesian national — construction worker Fatir Tir — whose last known address is No.13, Jalan Toman 9, 42700 Banting, Selangor.
Anyone with information is asked to contact ASP S. Manivanan at 017-3278435 or any police station. — Bernama