Malaysia terrorist watch: ISIS flags no cause for concern

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KUALA LUMPUR - The sightings of Islamic State (IS) flags in parts of the country are no cause for alarm.

The flags were reportedly seen in several states, including Perak, Terengganu, Kedah and Selangor some two weeks ago.

Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division head Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ayub Khan said the sightings of the flags were no cause for concern as there was no imminent threat.

"We rely on our intelligence ­gathering and co-operation with other anti-terrorism agencies to prevent any attack in the country," he told The Star yesterday.

SAC Ayub also reminded the public not to believe any rumours of an impending attack on Malaysian soil.

"We have been monitoring the situation, especially regarding the recruitment of Malaysians by the terror group.

"Our priority is the safety and security of all," he said.

He added that Bukit Aman was currently investigating who put up the flags.

"We will find those who are responsible for putting up the flags," he said.

A total of 123 suspected militants have been arrested since February 2013. Among those arrested were 106 Malaysians, 12 Indonesians and two Iraqis.