Militants use S'pore as transit to Mid-East: Official

Malaysia's Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has said that suspected militants from Malaysia are using countries such as Singapore and Thailand as transit points to travel to the Middle East to join up with extremist groups there.

He added that his ministry, with the help of Interpol and intelligence agencies, would monitor Malaysians going through these countries on their way to Iraq and Syria, reported the New Straits Times (NST) yesterday.

"We are working with Interpol and our intelligence unit is monitoring these people because they don't travel straight from Malaysia," Datuk Seri Zahid was reported by the NST as saying.

This article was first published on August 30, 2014.
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