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Three Arrested in Malaysia Over Planned Attacks on Eve of Independence Day

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31  – Malaysian police said on Wednesday they had arrested three local supporters of the Daesh militant group who had allegedly been planning several attacks in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, ahead of independence day celebrations. The three men, detained in a three-day police operation on August 27-29, had allegedly received instructions from

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Malaysia’s Police Confirm Daesh Link to Nightclub Grenade Attack

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 – Malaysian authorities on Monday confirmed that Daesh was responsible for a grenade attack on a nightspot last week, which is believed to be the first successful attempt in the country by the militant group. Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar said two men have been arrested in connection to the attack, and

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ASEAN Creates ‘Community’ at Summit Shadowed by Terrorism Fears

By Trinna Leong and Megha Rajagopalan KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – Southeast Asian nations on Sunday established a formal community that attempts to create freer movement of trade and capital in an area of 625 million people with a combined economic output of $2.6 trillion. The Community declaration was signed by leaders of the 10-

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Southeast Asia at Potential Risk of Daesh-Style Attacks

By Praveen Menon KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 18 – Southeast Asia faces the threat of Daesh-inspired attacks designed to “glamorise terrorism”, a Malaysian minister said on Wednesday, voicing fears of battle-hardened fighters returning from Syria to launch Paris-style attacks. In September, Malaysian police thwarted a plot to detonate bombs in Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant tourist area of

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