Malaysia detains 95 for links to ISIS: Home Minister Zahid

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia has detained 95 people with suspected links to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, Bernama reported on Thursday, citing Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The figure was up from 93 when an anti-terrorism bill was tabled on March 30, Mr Zahid said, adding that police were monitoring individuals or groups that may be connected with ISIS through social media or other avenues.

"We send out our intelligence team to monitor their activities ... we cannot simply arrest them without investigating," he said after attending the Ministry's 2014 Excellent Service Awards, on Thursday.

The Excellent Service awards were presented to 395 staff members of departments and agencies under the ministry, according to Bernama.

Mr Zahid said that Singapore-based Interpol Global Complex for Innovation Inauguration would strengthen is cooperation with Asia and help Aseanapol combat cyber crime in the region.

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