Cops tracking down four suspected Islamic State members

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are on the hunt for four men believed to be involved with the Islamic State here.

The four are believed to be involved in planning attacks on non-Islamic places of worship as well as the kidnap and murder of police personnel.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said six members of the same terror cell had been earlier arrested by the Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division in Johor between Feb 27 and March 1.

"We are working to track down the men who are believed to be capable of taking action that could threaten the safety of the country," he said in a statement on Monday (April 16).

He said the four sought by police were Mumaham Faizal Muhamad Hanafi, 29, from Kampung Ketil, Pengkalan Kubor, Kelantan; Muhamad Hanafi Yah, 51, also from Kampung Ketil, Pengkalan Kubor;

Nor Farkhan Mohd Isa, 31, from No. 18, Jalan Nakhoda 21, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai, and Awae Wae-eya, 37, from Cho-Airong, Narathiwat, Thailand.

"Any individual found hiding any information or complicit with the suspects or hiding the suspects could face action under Section 130M, 130K, and 130L of the Penal Code.

"They could face jail sentences of between seven and 30 years upon conviction," he said, urging anyone with information to come forward immediately.

Anyone with information on these individuals should contact Insp Mohd Badri Othman from the Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division at 017-6727120 or come forward to the nearest police station.

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