PETALING JAYA: The Higher Education Ministry will investigate allegations that a Bangladeshi terror suspect had once studied at a private university in Malaysia.
“The Ministry takes note of today’s newspaper reports stating that one or more of the alleged perpetrators of the Bangladeshi terror attacks had possibly studied at a private university in Malaysia at some point in time,” said Monday’s statement.
“The Ministry considers this a serious matter and will investigate as well as work together with relevant enforcement agencies on this,” it added.
In an earlier statement, Monash University Malaysia said authorities had yet to contact them over a suspect involved in the Dhaka attacks, alleged to be one of its alumni.
“The University has not received any official communication or confirmation from authorities in this regard,” Monash University Malaysia spokesman Dr Susheela Nair said in a brief statement.
On Friday night, seven so-called Islamic State (IS) militants killed 22 people including two police officers at a Western-styled café in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Six gunmen were shot dead by security forces during the siege at the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe.
One of the hostage-takers was taken alive and is now being interrogated by Bangladeshi authorities.
One of the dead gunmen had purportedly studied commerce at Monash Malaysia.