Monday, 16 September 2019 | 11:02 WIB

Indonesian Citizen with Links to IS Arrested in Malaysia

Head of the Public Information Bureau of the Indonesia National Police Public Relations Division Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo (special)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM -- An Indonesian citizen has been arrested by the Malaysian Royal Police (PDRM) for allegedly linked to the ISIS radical group, along with a Malaysian and a Bangladeshi citizen.

"Yes, the team from Densus 88 has been prepared to go to Kuala Lumpur to coordinate with the PDRM for joint examination," said the Head of the Public Information Bureau of the Indonesia National Police Public Relations Division Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo in Jakarta, as quoted from Antara.

In addition to the Densus Team that will depart, the attache of the Kuala Lumpur (KL) police said he had met the 20-year-old Indonesian terrorist suspect.

A suspected 42-year-old Malaysian terrorist with a contractor's work was arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport when going to Egypt. It is known that since 2018 the man has pledged himself to ISIS leaders through Facebook.

Subsequently a suspected Indonesian citizen terrorist who worked as unskilled laborer was arrested in Sabah. He also pledged himself to ISIS through the Telegram messaging application and acted as a suspected facilitator of other Indonesian terrorists who wanted to go to the Philippines to carry out suicide attacks.

In addition, according to Antara, he also acts as a funder for terrorist activities in the Philippines and designing jihad activities in Syria.

Finally, a 28-year-old Bangladeshi terrorist suspect living in a boat mechanic's assistant was arrested in Kedah. He is suspected of supporting Bangladeshi terrorist suspects and supplying chemicals for bomb making.

PDRM is still pursuing another Indonesian suspected terrorist who has a role as a suspected terrorist facilitator from Indonesia who transit in Sabah before going to the Philippines named Marwan, around 30 years old.