JAKARTA, July 20 (JDN.id) – Three Indonesian were among seven suspects, allegedly supporters of Islamic State, detained by the Malaysian authorities.
Those suspects are suspected to plan to kill the King and the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
“Yes it’s confirmed. The Indonesian Police attaché in Malaysia is currently investigating the information further,” Indonesian Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Setyo Wasisto said on Thursday.
According to Malaysian Police Inspector Mohamad Fuzi as quoted by Channel News Asia, one of the suspects, a 42-year-old Indonesian, was linked to a member of Indonesia’s IS-affiliated group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD).
JAD is responsible for several terror attacks in Indonesia, especially in May – prison riot at the National Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters in Depok, West Java, suicide bombings at several churches in Surabaya, East Java and attacks at Police office in Surabaya and Riau in Sumatra.
“He admitted that he is connected to a JAD member,” Fuzi said.
“The arrests took place in the states of Terengganu, Selangor, Perak and Johor in five days, starting on July 12,” he added.
Meanwhile Indonesian Foreign Ministry officials does not have the details on the arrests yet.
“We must clarify it (the information) first. The information is still too early, “said Director of Protection of Indonesian Citizen, Lalu Muhammad Iqbal in a statement on Friday.