Tan Sri Khalid Abu BakarKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) — The police detained 13 people at a restaurant in Shah Alam yesterday, on suspicion of having made preparations to join the militant group, Islamic State (IS).
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspects comprised students, labourers and factory workers.
They are being investigated under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).
“They were arrested based on police surveillance on their preparation to head for Syria, via Turkey,” he told reporters after launching the Strategic Collaboration between the Royal Malaysian Police and MyTeksi.
He said the police had also identified a number of individuals responsible for recruiting them but declined to elaborate as they were still under investigations.