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Police detain three suspected terrorists in the Klang Valley

Police detain three suspected terrorists in the Klang Valley
The suspects were detained by the Bukit Aman's Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division. - Astro AWANI
KUALA LUMPUR: The police have arrested two women and one man, all locals, on suspicion of involvement in terrorist group activities in Syria, in the Klang Valley, yesterday.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspects, aged 28 to 34, were detained by the Bukit Aman's Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division.
He said the first suspect, aged 34, was the wife of an individual who had been charged on Nov 11 for instigating, encouraging or obtaining property for perpetrating violence.

On Nov 11, a financial consultant was charged in the Magistrate's Court here on a charge of finding property for the benefit of Islamic States (IS) militant group via the blog, Revolusi Islam.com since March.
Rohaimi Abd Rahim, 37, was charged for commiting the offence at No 5B, Jalan Raja Ali, Kampung Baru, here, between March 29 until Oct 13.

Meanwhile, the second woman suspect, 28, worked as an event manager while the third suspect, 33, was an executive assistant at a statutory body.

"They were suspected of handling several Facebook accounts which was tied to the activities of the IS group in Syria.

"In addition, they were also suspected of being involved in the activities of gathering funds connected to the sending of Malaysians to Syria to join IS," he said in a statement today.

According to Khalid, they were arrested for suspicion of committing offences under Chapter VIA, offences connected with violence, under the Penal Code (Act 574) and would be investigated following the procedure under the Security Offences Act (Special Measures) 2012 (Act 747).