Three suspects from three states have been arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Division officers. A 21-year-old man was said to have been receiving intelligence from top Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighter's regarding massive explosives which will be used in attacks on non-Muslim worship places in Malaysia is one of the three suspects arrested by the Malaysia's counter-terrorism unit.
The unwaged man admitted to having contact with Mahmud Ahmad who is one of Malaysia's most wanted terrorist's and a Saudi Arabian bomb specialist to produce improvised explosive devices (IED) on a large scale.
National police chief Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun stated, " He was arrested in Bagan Serai, Perak on Sept 8, and has links with Al-Qaeda and Abu Sayyaf militants."
The suspect is believed to have been part of a terror group earlier this year and has ventured to make bombs at least three times.
Another officer added that the man had also received orders from a Malaysian ISIS fighter in Syria to purchase M-16 and AK47 rifles, a pistol as well as a hand grenade Syria, from a neighbouring country.
The information regarding the other two suspects is not much, as it is still under investigation.
Another raid on September 10 in Mekala, where 38-year-old cendol seller was arrested for promoting the terror group and its struggle as well as patronizing ISIS flags. The man was in the process of joining the ISIS faction in Southern Philippines and in Rakhine, Myanmar.
The counter-terrorism division had also arrested a 41-year-old bus driver in Petaling Jaya in Selangor who planned on joining the ISIS division in Syria.
In 2016 when two Malaysians killed 33 others in the Middle East in suicide bombing missions for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had raised anxiety. The first course of action on how Malaysia was to counter ISIS came out in an International Conference on Deradicalisation and Countering Violent Extremism, hosted in Kuala Lumpur on January 25 and 26 ,2016.
Malaysia's counter-terror intelligence acknowledges that most Malaysians joining ISIS are willing to die for the cause, as evidenced by the previous suicide bombings.