Assailant was not a member of JI, IGP confirms

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KUALA LUMPUR: The man behind the attack at the Ulu Tiram police station was not a member of Jemaah Islamiah (JI), says Tan Sri Razarudin Husain.

The Inspector-General of Police said his initial statement that the suspect was linked to JI was based on information that the suspect’s father was involved with the terror group.

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“Our data showed that the suspect’s 62-year-old father was a member of JI.

“However, upon further investigation, we discovered that the suspect had no connections with any terror group, including JI,” Razarudin said when contacted yesterday.

He said police were still investigating the motive behind the attack that killed two policemen and injured another.

“Investigation is still ongoing to uncover the suspect’s motive,” he said.

On Friday, Razarudin said the male suspect who was shot dead in the Ulu Tiram incident was believed to have been a member of JI.

The IGP also said that police would be investigating about 20 JI members in Johor who had been identified.

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