KUALA LUMPUR: The police arrested a 14-year-old female student yesterday as she was about to fly off to join the IS militant group in Syria, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today.
The girl was held at the KL International Airport (KLIA), he said at a news conference on the â€˜Balik Kampungâ€™ drive home safely campaign.
Khalid said the student had made preparations to travel to Syria via Egypt, and the police believe she had a friend or contact in Egypt.
â€œThe girl was influenced by propaganda on Facebook,â€ he said.
The drive home safely campaign, being held in conjunction with the Chinese New Year, was launched at the Jalan Duta toll plaza. — Bernama