KUALA LUMPUR – Police last week acted quickly to forestall a serious threat to national security when they nabbed 10 terror suspects with links to international terrorist organizations. The nine foreigners and a Malaysian were also believed to be linked to a Nigerian student who attempted to blow up a US-bound flight on Christmas Day. Among the foreigners nabbed here were several Nigerians but the authorities are tight-lipped over the details.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the nine foreigners had only just arrived here when they were nabbed. “They would not have had time to do much and establish themselves here,” Hishammuddin said. “They posed a serious security threat to the country and have been detained under the ISA (Internal Security Act).”
He, however, refused to reveal the nationalities of the foreign suspects and organisation they were affiliated to. He said police were tipped off by international anti-terrorism agencies and swung into action.