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IS attack on Malaysia imminent, ‘just a matter of time’, Special Branch chief warns

KUALA LUMPUR — Evidence gathered so far of Malaysian involvement in the Islamic State (IS) has led the police to believe that attacks by the group on Malaysian soil is imminent, Special Branch chief Senior Asst Comm Ayub Khan Mydin said today (April 2).

IS attack on Malaysia imminent, ‘just a matter of time’, Special Branch chief warns

Senior Asst Comm Ayub Khan Mydin speaks during the National Security Council briefing at the Akademi Kenegaraan in Kuala Lumpur, April 2, 2015. Photo: Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR — Evidence gathered so far of Malaysian involvement in the Islamic State (IS) has led the police to believe that attacks by the group on Malaysian soil is imminent, Special Branch chief Senior Asst Comm Ayub Khan Mydin said today (April 2).

In a special briefing on the threats of the IS and Islamic extremism in the country, SAC Ayub said police intelligence have indicated that it “was just a matter of time” before an attack is launched.

“It is not a matter of if we will be attacked but when,” he told the executive briefing.

The special branch chief also revealed that Malaysian IS members have made direct threats to attack Malaysia, including plans to bomb entertainment spots as part of its plan to “punish” Malaysia for being an “apostate” country.

“They view us as apostates. First they deem us bidaah (deviant), then they say we are apostates and then then next thing is to say our blood is halal,” Ayub revealed.

He said one such plan was uncovered by the police last April. MALAY MAIL ONLINE

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