No IS threat during Thaipusam – Ayob Khan

 |Jan 25, 2017
Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism unit principal assistant director Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay
Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism unit principal assistant director Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay

Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism unit have made the necessary efforts and precaution measures towards Islamic State (IS) threat during Thaipusam for the past four years.

The unit’s principal assistant director Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, when contacted, confirmed the matter.

He told Malaysia Outlook that “So far we have not received any information on the threat. We are prepared since 2013.”

“At the time, nobody talk about IS when we made the first arrest on February 2013.” he added.

Last year July, a pub in Puchong came under a grenade attack.

Prior to that, June last year, IS had released a video, featuring a Malaysian, Muhamad Wanndy Mohamad Jedi, urging IS supporters to kill non-Muslims in Malaysia.

Since then the Federal police special branch unit have been working round the clock to thwart off any possible IS threats in the country.

Since 2013, Malaysia has arrested nearly 240 terror suspects.

Last year, during an interview, Ayob told Channel News Asia that the number keeps increasing year by year.

Authorities believe more than 110 Malaysians have left for Syria since 2013 to join IS.