Malaysian police hunting for 4 terror suspects

KUALA LUMPUR - Police are looking for four men believed to be involved with the Islamic State (IS) and who are presumed dangerous.

The four are said to be planning attacks on non-Muslim places of worship as well as the kidnap and murder of police personnel.

In a statement yesterday, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun named the four as: Mumaham Faizal Muhamad Hanafi, 29, and Muhamad Hanafi Yah, 51, both from Kampung Ketil in Pengkalan Kubor, Kelantan; Nor Farkhan Mohd Isa, 31, of No. 18 Jalan Nakhoda 21, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai, Johor; and Awae Wae-eya, 37, from Cho-Airong in Narathiwat, Thailand.

He added that six members of the same terror cell had been arrested by the Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division in Johor between Feb 27 and March 1.

"The four at large are to be presumed dangerous. We are working to track them down. They are believed to be capable of action that could threaten the safety of the country," he said.

"Any individual found hiding any information, abetting or hiding the suspects could face action under Section 130M, 130K, and 130L of the Penal Code.

"They could face jail of between seven and 30 years upon conviction," he added, urging anyone with information to come forward immediately.

Those with information on these individuals should contact Insp Mohd Badri Othman of the Counter Terrorism Division at 017-672 7120 or go to the nearest police station.