Malaysia identifies suspects involved in terror activities

Days after arresting 10 terror suspects, Malaysian police today said more persons have been identified nation-wide for being involved in militant activities and they would be arrested soon.

Kuala Lumpur: Days after arresting 10 terror suspects, Malaysian police today said more persons have been identified nation-wide for being involved in militant activities and they would be arrested soon.

"Police would be conducting operations to nab the individuals involved," Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said.

Police have so far arrested 10 suspects belonging to a militant cell who were allegedly planning to launch bomb attacks in Malaysia and other secular Muslim countries.

Khalid said the 10, aged from 22 to 56, were arrested near the capital Kuala Lumpur and in the northern state of Kedah bordering Thailand. They include students, odd-job workers and professionals. Of the nine arrested, six were in Selangor and three in Kedah states. A man in his 30s was said to be the brain behind the cell.

They were held on suspicion of being "involved in a militant group that is responsible for planning terror acts in and outside the country," Khalid said in a statement.
The cell is believed to have been operating since last October and recruited members via Facebook.
Media reports said authorities seized maps and plans of government buildings and key installations and publications from the premises.