16 terror suspects nabbed in Malaysia

Malaysia has arrested 16 people on suspicion of terrorism, including a person said to have been plotting attacks on unnamed politicians and non-Muslims.

The 16 suspects – 12 Indonesians, three Malaysians and one Indian – were nabbed between July 10 and Sept 25 in Sabah, Selangor, Sarawak, Penang, Pahang, Kuala Lumpur and Johor.

One of the Malaysian suspects had planned to stage attacks in the country following “negative comments” allegedly about Islam and insulting to the Malays, said Counter Terrorism Division chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.

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