|Published : 22 Sep 2016, 20:01:40|
Bangladeshi held in Malaysia for terror link
Malaysian police have deported three foreigners, including a Bangladeshi, after detaining them for suspected terror links.
Local media reported that the three and a Malaysian citizen were detained between Aug 2 and Sep 17.
Quoting a statement by the Royal Malaysia Police, Channel News Asia reported that all of the foreigners have been deported.
The other two are from Nepal and Morocco.
The report, however, did not provide their identities, but said the 37-year-old Bangladeshi owned and operated a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur's shopping district of Bukit Bintang.
He is suspected of being involved in smuggling weapons for use by international terror groups, Channel News Asia quoted the police statement.
It also said that the Interpol had issued a 'red corner notice' for him. He was held on Aug 19 and deported to Bangladesh on Sep 2, said police.
The Nepali citizen, who managed an entertainment outlet, is suspected to be involved in making false travel document for members of international terror groups, the report said.
It said the Moroccan is suspected to be member of Islamic State. Police said he had previously been detained by Turkish authorities while trying to enter Syria.
The fourth, a Malaysian, is believed to be linked with Muhammad Wanndy Mohamad Jedy - who police say have been actively promoting Islamic State's activities on social media, said the report, according to bdnews24.com. - IH