Suspect Malaysian IS militant enroute to Syria nabbed at KLIA

Suspect Malaysian IS militant enroute to Syria nabbed at KLIA
Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the man is believed to have planned to join the Islamic State terror group.

KUALA LUMPUR - A 39-year-old Malaysian man was arrested Wednesday at KL International Airport before he could head to Syria to join the Islamic State, said Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Khalid (pictured above) said the man had intended to fly to Turkey after transiting in Brunei.

"The suspect was detained at about 5.30am this morning.

"He had planned to fly to Brunei and then to Turkey before booking a passage to Syria," he told a press conference on Wednesday.

Khalid said the man is believed to have planned to join the Islamic State terror group.

"We will not tolerate anyone who support or join any terrorist group. "The full extent of the law will be imposed on any Malaysian who do so," he warned.

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