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Customs’ NTC Helps Tackle Terrorism Financing

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysian Customs Department’s National Targeting Centre which has been operating since last year, has thus far, been successful in exposing illicit and terrorism financing. Although reluctant to share the number of cases, Customs director-general Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam said the system enabled the department, among others, to detect items suspiciously…

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Muslim Countries Must Relentlessly Fight Terrorism

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  KUCHING – Malaysia has called for relentless commitment from Muslim countries in dealing with terrorism and violent extremism as well as fighting Daesh. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak quoted the continued death and destruction in Iraq and Syria, Daesh attack on Marawi, the Philippines, and the humanitarian tragedy in Rakhine State, Myanmar.…

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M’sia Reaffirms Commitment To Fight Terrorrism

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WASHINGTON DC: Malaysia has reaffirmed its commitment to the US to continue fighting the Islamist State (IS) and all forms of terrorism. Labelling them a common enemy of both nations, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Malaysia would ensure its part of the world was safe as part of its commitment. “The other goal…

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PM Stresses Need To Win Ideological Warfare Against Terrorism

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia has to also win the ideological warfare to address the threat of terrorism instead of only with the use of military and police assets and through arrests, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today. The Prime Minister said the recent terrorist attacks in Kabul, Manchester (United Kingdom), Marawi (the Philippines), Jakarta and…

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Police Monitoring To Keep Melaka Free Of Daesh-Linked Terrorism

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MELAKA – Melaka Police have expressed confidence that there are no elements of terrorism in the state linked to Daesh or Daesh militant leader Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi who has been killed in Syria. Its chief, Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan, said the police would continue to conduct monitoring. “We are also monitoring the Southeast Asian…

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Cops Remain Alert On Terror Threats Targeting National Leaders

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KUALA LUMPUR: Police will remain alert for any possible terror threats, including those targeting top leaders in the country. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pic) said while such threats are still a clear and present danger in the country, police will remain on top of the situation. “There are still threats against…

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Man Pleads Not Guilty For Supporting IS

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KUALA LUMPUR: An insurance runner pleaded not guilty at a High Court here Wednesday to supporting the commission of a terrorist act and possessing items related to the Islamic State (IS) terror group The accused, Fazar Nor Md Reduan, 33, was said to have provided support by saying he would use explosives. His act was…

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Three Men Plead Not Guilty To Terrorism-Related Charge

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KUALA LUMPUR – Three men pleaded not guilty in two High Courts here today to terrorism-related charge. Farmer Zairosfitri Jainuddin Azhar, 24; security guard Muhammad Fesool Haron, 27, and factory operator Wan Syahrul Naim Wan Junus, 28, made the plea after their respective charge was read out to them before either Judicial Commissioner Datuk Ab…

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Najib-Duterte Meeting To Highlight Anti-Terror Efforts

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will get a taste of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s (pic) brand of diplomacy when he arrives on a two-day state visit beginning Wednesday. The tough-talking ex-mayor of Davao City has taken the fight to drug users and criminals in his country to a new high since assuming office on June 30, with…

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Two Die In Violence, Terrorism Acts In Southern Thailand

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PATTANI – Several incidents of violence and terrorism were reported to have occurred simultaneously in southern Thailand late last night, leaving two people dead and six others injured. The deceased worked as security guards at a car exhibition shop when they were shot dead by unknown assailants in Songkhla’s Chana district. Pattani police acting chief,…

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Malaysia Offers To Help Europe Reform Terrorists

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SINGAPORE: Malaysia is willing to share with Europe its deradicalisation module which has successfully deradicalised some 240 detainees over the past 10 years, said the De­­puty Prime Minister. Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Ha­­mi­­di, who announced this, said the country has a 97.5% success rate with the module. “We have applied our extensive knowledge in…

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Kenyan President Launches New Strategy To Fight Extremism, Terrorism

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NAIROBI – President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched a National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism, which articulates Kenya’s efforts to prevent terrorism and violent extremism. The strategy, which will be implemented by the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, will rally all sections of Government, communities, civil society, the private sector and international partners in…

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Hambali Seeking Freedom

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KUALA LUMPUR: Hambali aka Riduan Isamuddin, formerly Al-Qaeda’s most powerful leader in South-East Asia and detained in Guantanamo Bay for 13 years, has finally made his appearance before the prison’s Periodic Review Board. The man, who wreaked terror in the region, masterminded the Bali bombing which killed 202, bombed churches in Indonesia on Christmas Eve…

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Self-Employed Man In Court On Four Terror Charges

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SHAH ALAM: A 28-year-old man has been charged in a magistrate’s court here with involvement in terrorism activities. Mohd Shaifful Shahril Ramli nodded to indicate that he understood the four charges read out to him before magistrate Siti Shakirah Mohtaruddin. He is alleged to have provided support to the Islamic State (IS) militant group via…

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Zahid: Cross-Border Cooperation Vital In Online Battle Against Terrorism

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BALI: The Government welcomes any cooperation with other countries in creating an effective measure to battle terrorism online, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Deputy Prime Minister said the war in cyberspace could not be carried out alone. “Cooperation in his area is vital to counter stories and rhetoric flooding cyberspace. “With the…

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Terrorist Nature Of Nice Attack Undeniable, Says French President

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NICE: A truck ploughed into a crowd in the French Riviera resort of Nice, killing at least 77 and injuring scores in what president Francois Hollande Friday called a “terrorist” attack on revellers watching a Bastille Day fireworks display. The driver was shot dead after barrelling the truck 2km through the festive crowd on the…

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Counter-Terrorism And Migration Discussed At 11th ASEM

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ULAANBAATAR (Mongolia) – Political developments in Asia and Europe, counter-terrorism and migration will be among the topics to be discussed at the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) beginning here Friday. Malaysian Ambassador to China Datuk Zainuddin Yahya, who is concurrently designated to Mongolia, said focus will also be given to other current issues such as human…

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Bangladeshi Extremism Spilling Over In The Region

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PETALING JAYA: The rise of extremism in Bangladesh seems to be accelerating, with spillover effects expected in the region warned terror experts. Friday night’s terror attack at a Western-styled cafe in Dhaka was the largest in the country, with 22 people including 18 foreigners being killed. Previously, attacks have been carried out on outspoken individuals…

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Dhaka Attack A Clarion Call For World To Unite Against Terrorism

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KUALA LUMPUR – The terror attack on a Dhaka cafe is a clarion call for the world to unite against the scourge of terrorism, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said extremists must not be allowed to succeed. “I urge governments around the world to analyse every shred of information and share…

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Jobless Woman Charged Over Terror-Related Offence

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KUALA LUMPUR: A jobless woman was charged at a magistrate’s court here with possession of an item related to terrorist groups. Nurizatul Farahira bt Ismail, 35, allegedly had in her possession a black headband related to a terrorist group at a residence in Desa Pandan, Kuala Lumpur at 11.50am on May 19 this year. She…

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Clerk Charged With Possession Of Books, Documents On Terrorism

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LUMUT – A clerk was charged in the Seri Manjung Magistrate’s Court here today with possession of books and documents on terrorism. However, no plea was recorded from Rafidah Juma’at, 26, after the charge was read out before Magistrate Nur Shaqira Ibrahim Rafidah was charged with committing the offence at a house in Taman Bistari,…

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Teenager Jailed 12 Years For Inciting Terrorism

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KUALA LUMPUR: A teenager was sentenced to 12 years’ in jail by the High Court here Friday for inciting and promoting acts of terrorism. High Court Judicial Commissioner Nordin Hassan, who handed out the sentence, said the offence was serious as it involved the safety of society. “It has a huge impact on the country…

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Malaysia, Turkey Agree Terrorism Threat Must Be Addressed In Earnest

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ISTANBUL – Malaysia and Turkey agree that the threat of terrorism and extremism must be addressed in earnest and exchange of intelligence is necessary to do so, said Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said Turkey, the chairman of the 13th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation here, had sought greater…

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OIC Worried Over Increase Of Terrorist Attacks

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KUALA LUMPUR: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is deeply concerned with the impact of increasing terrorist attacks on Member States and other countries, after Sunday’s attack in Ankara, Turkey. In this regard, OIC Secretary-General Iyad Ameen Madani called for concerted efforts, further coordination and collaboration at regional and international levels to reduce causes of terrorism…

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Najib: We’re With Saudi Fighting Terror

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JEDDAH: Malaysia and Saudi Arabia will remain “inseparable partners” in the fight against extremism and terrorism, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said both countries remain committed to fighting the forces that have unleashed chaos, death and destruction in the Middle East. “These forces have desecrated the name of our religion and…

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Government Remains Committed In Fighting Terrorism

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government remained committed in fighting any form of terrorism and racial attitude as well as religious extremism. He said such efforts were important to preserve peace, harmony and security in the country. “Recently, we were jolted by various news on terrorist attacks in…

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Najib: Malaysia-India Share Common Goal In Combating Terrorism

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and India share a common position in combating terrorism and extremism, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. In a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, Najib said both leaders had expressed strong condemnation for terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. “We call upon all states to reject…

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APEC Adopts Similar Stance As G20 In Combating Terrorism

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MANILA – The 21 leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) share the same sentiment as G20 Leaders’ in combating terrorism comprehensively as besides the loss of lives, such heinous acts have serious economic and business implications. “Both in the G20 and APEC, terrorism was discussed and there were no distinction in their respective opinions…

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Murder Of Bernard Then Draws Attention Of Dewan Rakyat

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KUALA LUMPUR: The murder of Malaysian Bernard Then Ted Fen, who was kidnapped by four armed men in Sandakan, Sabah last May has drawn the attention of several members of Parliament (MPs) today. Datuk Jumat Idris (BN-Sepanggar) said the issue of abduction and kidnapping by terrorists from the southern Philippines in Sabah needed to be…

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Severed Head Found In Jolo

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PETALING JAYA: A severed head believed to be that of Malaysian hostage Bernard Then (pic) was found near a municipal council building in Jolo island on Tuesday evening, according to southern Philippines police officials. Jolo police chief Major Junpikar Sitin told The Star that a street sweeper found the head inside a sack with the…

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