Islamic State targeting Malaysian leaders, says Hishammuddin


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 15 Nov 2015

Malaysia's Defence Minister Hishamuddin Hussein speaks at a news conference at the Asean Defence Ministers Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 4, 2015. REUTERS

KLUANG: Terrorist group Islamic State has put several Malaysian leaders in its target list said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. 

He said that he had received a report over how the terrorist group had targeted known figures in the country. 

"I confirmed that ISIS want to target our leaders including myself but it will not scare us or stop us in fighting terrorism, not only in the country but the region as well. 

"The information or threat from ISIS was made before the joint Asean Defence Ministers meeting held at Langkawi in March where all 10 nation agreed a joint effort in fighting terrorism," he said. 

Hishammuddin said this to pressmen after a Deepavali celebration held at Taman Sri Lambak here.
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