Malaysian anti-terror police handle one of the suspects during a sting operation last week. Photo: Handout

Islamic State ‘wolf pack’ in Malaysia planned wave of terror attacks, police say after detaining four suspects in sting operation

  • Plot is the first time local grievances have been exploited by Isis to inspire foreign militants to launch attacks in the country
  • Arrests come against backdrop of heightened unease in society over racial and religious divisions
Topic |   Malaysia

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Malaysian anti-terror police handle one of the suspects during a sting operation last week. Photo: Handout
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Forensic personnel inspect the site of a grenade attack at a bar and restaurant in Puchong, outside Kuala Lumpur, in 2016. Photo: AP
Farlina Said
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Opinion

On Reflection by Farlina Said

Malaysia’s terrorism threat must be addressed at community level to prevent resurgence of groups such as Islamic State

  • Present and future governments will have to tackle marginalisation and build bonds in society
  • This is the fifth of a series of essays by well-known Malaysians to be published in the run-up to May 9, the anniversary of the country’s first change of government.

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Forensic personnel inspect the site of a grenade attack at a bar and restaurant in Puchong, outside Kuala Lumpur, in 2016. Photo: AP
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