Tag: Abu Sayyaf

Malaysia downplays Indonesian alert on Abu Sayyaf rebels in Sabah

The East Sabah Security Command of Malaysia (ESSCom) today downplayed an alert issued by the Indonesian consulate-general in Malaysia of the presence of Abu Sayyaf elements in the Malaysian state of Sabah. However, CNN Indonesia says Malaysia is on the alert and tightening security in the east...

Malaysian police chief warns of suicide attacks if ISIS members are back

A top Malaysian police officer warns of suicide attacks as Isis fighters return home, saying those coming from Syria and Iraq could attempt to spread the word through social media. Inspector-general of police Abdul Hamid Bador, in an interview with South China Morning Post says Malaysian returnees...