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Govt. To Issue White Paper On Terror Threat

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government is to issue a White Paper soon to inform the people of the threat of terrorism posed by certain Malaysian individuals, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said police statistics indicated that 167 Malaysians were involved in militant activities abroad since December 2001.

In a written reply to a question from Dr Ko Chung Sen (DAP-Kampar), he said 39 of these people were involved in the so-called IS militant group in Iraq and Syria.

“I do not propose to reveal details of their involvement for fear that this can interfere with the ongoing investigations by the police,” he said.

Ahmad Zahid said the government, through the Immigration Department, had blacklisted those suspected to be involved in militant activities by placing their names on the Security List so as to detect them at the main entry points of the country. – BERNAMA

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