The Straits Times
Published on Nov 10, 2012

Malaysia awaits decision on terror suspects held in Lebanon


PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Lebanese government officials are still gathering evidence on the two Malaysians held in Lebanon on suspicion of having links with Al-Qaeda militant group, said Deputy Foreign Minister A. Kohilan Pillay.

He added that the officials had yet to make a decision on whether to pursue their case or drop the accusations against Muhamad Razin Sharhan Mustafa Kamal and Razif Mohd Ariff for allegedly having links with the militant group.

"We are still waiting for a decision. Whatever the outcome, we will respect the decision of the Lebanese government," he said at the launch of the ministry's Public Diplomacy and Outreach Programme on Friday.

"We do not know when the outcome will be, but we hope that both men will be given a fair trial," he added.