KL nabs two over planned attacks on monks, non-Muslims

Malaysia has arrested two men believed to have links with militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), police said yesterday. They were held on suspicion of plotting acts of violence and promoting ISIS ideology. One suspect, a 23-year-old I
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Malaysia has arrested two men believed to have links with militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), police said yesterday. They were held on suspicion of plotting acts of violence and promoting ISIS ideology. One suspect, a 23-year-old Indonesian (far right), had allegedly scoured Kuala Lumpur in November, seeking Buddhist monks to kill, in retaliation for violence suffered by Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. He also allegedly planned attacks on police. The other, a Malaysian private religious school teacher, 25, was held in December on suspicion of planning an attack on entertainment outlets and to rob, kidnap or kill non-Muslims.

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