KUALA LUMPUR - A 14-year-old girl has been detained for alleged links to the Islamic State (IS) terror group.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the girl is believed to have intended to join IS.
"We believe she planned to go to Syria via Egypt.
"She was arrested on Tuesday," he tweeted on Wednesday.
Later in a statement, the IGP said the girl was studying at a "tahfiz" institute in Shah Alam and she had been influenced to join IS after interacting with Malaysian militants in Syria via Facebook.
"She was planning to marry a Malaysian student in Egypt.
"After the marriage, we believe she was planning to secure safe passage to Syria," he said adding that the case was being investigated under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).