Malaysian police hunting three local ISIS supporters who returned from Syria

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian police is tracing the whereabouts of three locals suspected of being supporters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and who are still at large after returning from Syria recently.

"We have identified their usual haunts and places where they are likely to be," Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar told reporters at Parliament lobby on Wednesday.

He added that the authorities have also identified the families of the suspects.

"They are aware that the police are looking for them," he added.

Information gathered on the three suggested that they may have undergone military training, he said but did not divulge more.

Earlier, Dr Wan Junaidi had told the Senate that as of April 1, 2015, 119 Malaysians have been identified for suspected involvement with the ISIS.

Of this, he said 60 were detained by police, 46 were believed to be still in Syria, 10 having died in the conflict and three still at large in the country.