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Malaysian police denies British report that suspected militants were quizzed over MH370

Published on May 4, 2014 11:33 AM
A board written with messages for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at Lido Hotel in Beijing on May 2, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian police denied a British tabloid report which claimed that the 11 alleged militants arrested in Kedah and Selangor last week were being interrogated on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

"That's rubbish! This has nothing to do with the plane," Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told The Star on Sunday.

The militant group, which was targeted last week by the Bukit Aman Special Branch Anti-Terrorism Unit, is believed to have networks in Syria and southern Philippines and was planning to send Malaysian fighters to Damascus.

Mr Khalid said police would investigate the possibility that the group was recruiting foreign students via social media, adding that more arrests would be made soon.

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