Published: Thursday February 7, 2013 MYT 5:52:00 PM
Updated: Thursday February 7, 2013 MYT 7:58:24 PM
Ex-ISA detainee, two others detained under new security laws
PETALING JAYA: Ex-ISA detainee Yazid Sufaat, another man and a woman have been detained under the newly-enacted Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 for alleged terrorism.
Bukit Aman said in a statement the three were being detained under the Penal Code for investigations, in Kajang.
"The three are believed to be the mastermind in recruiting Malaysians for militant activities," it said.
Police did not release the names of the detainees.
However, it is believed that one of them was Yazid, who was detained under the ISA in December 2001 for alleged links with Jemaah Islamiah and released after seven years.
The other man detained is believed to be Yazid's worker, identified as Mohd Hilmi Ahsin.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein told reporters that the three allegedly have extensive terror links and were considered as high-level threats'.
“We believed their links links to terrorism and militancy are not confined to Malaysia," he said after presenting BR1M aid to staff of the ministry.
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