Police up security after Islamic State issues threat

PETALING JAYA - Police will step up security at embassies and public places after the Islamic State (IS) issued a threat to launch attacks in several countries including Malaysia.

Special Branch's Counter-Terrorism Division principal assistant director Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the threat was made in the latest issues of the IS online magazine, Dabiq.

"We are aware of the call that they have made for their followers to attack several countries, including Malaysia.

"We have and will continue to take measures to increase security at key assets around the country," he said, adding that the assets included foreign embassies and public places.