Home > News > Regional
Friday February 28, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday February 28, 2014 MYT 8:28:29 AM
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: The Internal Security Department (ISD) has detained a foreign national who claimed he was a member of Southeast Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI).
Daniel @ Awaluddin Sitorus, who was residing in Brunei Darussalam, was arrested on Feb 21 under Section 3(1)(a) of the Internal Security Act for involvement in terrorism-related activities.
A statement from the ISD said its investigations had revealed that the man had undergone military training in Afghanistan in the early 90s and that he had been detained in Indonesia for suspected involvement in a bombing in Medan, Indonesia, in 2000.
Further investigations also showed that he had been in contact with the leader of Mujahedin Indonesia and that he had been involved in facilitating the entry of a suspicious individual into Brunei in early 2013.
Daniel, who has used aliases such as Ustaz Yasin, Abu Yasar, Dani and Dainiardanalin, has been running a herbal business to conceal his identity from the authorities.
The ISD believes that Daniel may have been planning to assist existing members and former members of the terrorist group to come and settle in Brunei, perceived to be a “safe haven”. The ISD also suspects he was hoping to fund terrorist groups outside the country.
The ISD statement went on to say that Daniel’s arrest was a testament to the commitment and dedication of intelligence and enforcement agencies in Brunei, as well as abroad, to combating activities that could jeopardise the safety and security of the public in the Sultanate.
The government of His Majesty the Sultan does not tolerate terrorism-related elements, the ISD said.— The Brunei Times / Asia News Network
Tags / Keywords:
JI militant, brunei, terrorists, bombing
Abu Sayyaf beheads Philippine village chief
Malaysia-Brunei checkpoint opening hours to be extended
Malaysia and Brunei to enter into joint exploration for oil and gas
Najib arrives in Brunei for annual leaders' consultation
Why do we keep giving terrorists what they want?
Lawmakers must do more to fight water pollution
Tens of thousands protest at military bills outside Japan parliament
Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail
UN’s Ban defends parade trip to Beijing
Split emerges in Japan’s biggest ‘yakuza’ gang
Five unusual ways to build endurance for a marathon
High risk, high reward sees Naholo in All Blacks squad
Rollable keyboard folds into portable stick for mobile devices
Chua: Treasury to look into the matter following appeals
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)