Counter-terrorism agencies are uncovering more attack plots in Indonesia and Malaysia as local militant groups and extremist sympathisers turn their attention to striking at home as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) falls to coalition forces in the Middle East.
Analysts say the string of arrests in the two countries these past months - some of which were connected to brazen plots, including a threat to kill Malaysia's King, and its Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad - illustrates the foothold radical ideology still has in the region.
TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Thank you for reading The Straits Times
You have reached one of our Premium stories. To continue reading, get access now or log in if you are a subscriber.
What is Premium?