Malaysia monitoring IS members

The Malaysian government and police are monitoring those Malaysians who are fighting for the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical organisation and planning to return to the country to spread their extremist ideologies, Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Wan Jaafar said Monday.

Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian government and police are monitoring those Malaysians who are fighting for the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical organisation and planning to return to the country to spread their extremist ideologies, Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Wan Jaafar said Monday.

"Police are aware that these extremists have the intention to spread their beliefs to people in Malaysia," Wan Jaafar said.

"These extremists are not coming here to surrender. Rather, they intend to spread their ideologies among other people," the Malaysian Star quoted the minister as saying.

Thirtynine Malaysians have been identified for their involvement with the IS.

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