Najib, Zahid, Hisham on IS kidnap list


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 08 Mar 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic State targetted the Prime Minister, Home Minister and Defence Minister for kidnapping last year.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic), also Home Minister, said he, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein were targeted by the group.

"On Jan 30, 2015, a total of 13 people with ties to Daesh (IS) had planned to kidnap the leaders, including the Prime Minister (Najib), Home minister (Zahid) and Defence Minister (Hishamuddin Hussein)," Zahid told the Dewan Rakyat.

He said this in a reply to Datuk Abdul Manan Ismail (BN-Paya Besar) who asked the Home Ministry to state the success of police in preventing terrorist attacks planned by IS in the country.

Zahid said  police prevented four incidences of attacks in Malaysia by IS.

In September 2014, there was a plan by the group to test improvised explosive devices in Kedah.

Other attempts included attacking places of worship, and entertainment outlets in the country.

"They also wanted to destroy the Free Mason Lodge in Bukit Jalil," Zahid said.

 

 

 

 

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Najib Razak , Zahid Hamidi , Parliament , Kidnap

   

Next In Nation

Negotiations liquor sales ban ongoing, says FT Minister
Syndicate using luxury condominium unit to store drugs worth RM1.17mil crippled
Muhyiddin: Stern action needed against anti-vaxxers
Eight mat rempit arrested during Ops at Pasir Gudang Highway
PM to launch ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ in Kuching on Saturday (Oct 23)
Export of agricultural products to Singapore has increased, not affected by MCO, says Kiandee
TMJ tests positive for Covid-19
Warisan disappointed with deferment of Bill to amend Federal Constitution
Lorry driver claims trial to raping, robbing Myanmar woman
Melaka police looking for six suspects in assault incident

Others Also Read


Vouchers