Teacher among 35 involved in Isis activities in Kedah

May 4, 2017
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Thirty-five individuals, including a school teacher suspected of involvement in Isis activities, were detained in Kedah between 2013 and April this year.

Kedah Police Headquarters Special Branch head Abu Bakar Ahmad said the latest arrest involved a male teacher who was teaching in Kulim for giving support to Isis.

“The teacher, in his 30s, has provided funding and support to ISIS militants through the social media sites and further investigations revealed this teacher has been actively giving support to the group since two years ago.

“The arrest of the teacher was conducted based on intelligence made by police but he has yet to be brought to court as further investigation is ongoing,” he told reporters in Alor Setar, Kedah today.

He said two policemen were also detained during that period but one of them had been released after investigation while another one had been prosecuted.

Earlier Abu Bakar paid a visit to the Kota Setar headquarters in conjunction with his retirement in June.

He said the police would also be tightening surveillance in the Bukit Kayu Hitam-Thailand border point to prevent certain parties from smuggling firearms to be used to undermine national security.

“Cooperation with the Thai authorities will also be continued to exchange information in the interests and security of both countries,” he said. – Bernama