Kedah cops keeping close watch on IS supporters

Kedah cops keeping close watch on IS supporters

ALOR SETAR: Kedah police will continue to check if there are more individuals in the state who are influenced by the Islamic State (IS), including those from madrasah (private religious schools).

State deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zakaria Yusof said various tactics had been used by to get Malaysians to join the terror network.

"I advise parents to be more concerned about their children's activities. Be alert if your kids start to act differently," he told a press conference after the 208th Police Day event at the Kedah police headquarters here yesterday.

On Monday, a 29-year-old civil servant from Sabah, identified as a militant recruiter, and a 28-year-old housewife from Kedah were detained for suspected links with the IS terror group.

The man was detained on March 19 while he was returning from abroad and the woman was detained at KL International Airport on March 7 as she was about to fly to a neighbouring country before heading to Syria to join the IS.

The latest arrests have brought the total number of militants detained to more than 68 since February 2013.

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