Asia Briefs: Malaysia deports three suspected militants

Malaysia deports three suspected militants

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia has deported three suspected foreign militants, two of them Russians allegedly involved with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and a Sri Lankan, the country's police chief said yesterday.

The Russian men of Chechen origin and the Sri Lankan were arrested in two operations in March and last month, the police said.


'Top officers' may be in human trafficking ring

PUTRAJAYA• • Malaysia's Home Ministry is not ruling out the possibility that top-ranked officers might be involved in a human trafficking and passport forgery syndicate that has been detected at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2.

Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the syndicate's activities will be investigated by the police until it is dismantled, reported Bernama news agency.•

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe