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Malaysia says Putrajaya, brewery, discos, pubs on militants' target list

Published on Aug 16, 2014 11:30 AM
A 25-year-old man was arrested in a raid by the Bukit Aman’s Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division on a house in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, on 18 June 2014. He is the suspected weapons handler for a militant group that was planning to carry out suicide bombings and attacks in Syria and Iraq. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PUTRAJAYA - Malaysian militants arrested earlier this year were planning to attack several pubs, discotheques and even the Carlsberg brewery in Shah Alam.

"The suspects admitted that they wanted to overthrow what they perceived to be an un-Islamic government in Putrajaya," Federal Special Branch principal assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Pitchay Mydin Ayob told The Malaysian Insider on Friday.

He said the 19 extremists, arrested between January and June, were supporters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State (IS), the news portal reported.

"Besides planning attacks on pubs and discotheques, the suspects were also targeting the Carlsberg brewery,'' said Ayob.

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