Malaysian police arrested six men in separate raids in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, on Sunday for their alleged involvement in bomb-making. The suspects, who are in their 30s and 40s, were picked up at around 4 am from their houses.
Ab Rahman Ismail, Kelantan police chief, said the police found several bomb-making components from their houses, including wires and batteries. "We do not rule out the possibility the suspects were linked to the Daesh (Islamic State) militant group," Ab Rahman told Bernama.
Ab Rahman also said the police were in the midst of tracking down a man in connection with the assault on Ketereh MP Annuar Musa's driver that took place on Jan 13.
The victim had gone alone in the midnight to claim a payment from the man at his house at Cabang Tiga Haji Musa in Bukit Marak. But later an argument broke out between them and the man attacked the driver with a machete. The victim sustained slash wounds on his right hand and leg.