KUALA LUMPUR: on Tuesday, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, prime minister said, Malaysia has increases its security on the border in order to Malaysian militant fighters may come home after Iraqi forces trying hard to take back Islamic State iron grip of Mosul.
Iraqi government forces have set a US-backed mission on Monday to pull back Islamic State from the northern city of Mosul. It is the group’s last major iron grip in Iraq.
Maximum 4,000 to 8,000 militants, foreign fighters and mix of Iraqi are expected to be in city.
Security at the Malaysian border security and airport had been increased and generally illegal route used by the smugglers were being under observation.
He added using alternate name for Islamic State., “we are going to exchange information of the military with international intelligence agencies and list of the suspect those may have ties with Daesh,”
Ahmad Zahid didn’t open up Malaysians people who were currently in Mosul, but police has revealed the number last month. Since 2013, 90 Malaysians had coupled with Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
Malaysia did cancel the passports of almost 68 Malaysians who seems to be leaving the country in order to coupled with Islamic State, in August.
Ahmad Zahid said, those who return would be taken into custody and sent to free from radical ideas.
He added, all most 137 people took into custody for planning to join Islamic State overseas, sending funds to the group or returning to Malaysia after joining the group.
On Monday, Hishammuddin Hussein, Defence Minister said intelligence sources have said many Islamic State members would go to their countries of origin or will find safe places like Southeast Asia, if Mosul nasty succeeds.
Bernama, state news quoted that “we have to be very practical.”
Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia is on the high alert since January when Islamic State militant executed armed attack in the capital of neighboring Indonesia.
Two Islamic State supporters threw a grenade on the border of Kuala Lumpur where eight people were wounded that was first successful attack by the group in the Malaysia in June.