Malaysia arrests 10 for 'links to militant groups'

The men were detained under the Internal Security Act which allows police to hold suspects for an indefinite period without trial.

Malaysia arrests 10 for 'links to militant groups'

Malaysia has detained ten people, nine of them foreigners, "suspected of links with international militant groups", the country's home minister said on Wednesday.

The men were detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) which allows police to hold suspects for an indefinite period without trial.

We have worked with foreign intelligence organisations in this operation. All ten are involved in international "terrorism", Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters. He did not give more details of the operation.

Earlier, an advocacy group fighting for the abolition of the colonial-era ISA, said that 50 people had been initially detained under the law, but later 38 were released.


Reuters

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