Malaysian police have arrested nine people today under a security law on suspicion of involvement in a terror group with overseas links.

National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the nine, aged from 22 to 55, were arrested near the capital Kuala Lumpur and in the northern state of Kedah bordering Thailand.

They were held on suspicion of being “involved in a militant group that is responsible for planning terror acts in and outside the country”, Khalid said in a statement.

He added they were believed to have links to terrorists abroad, and some of them allegedly held “a secret meeting to strengthen their militant ideology, raise funds and undergo military training in preparation to commit acts of terror”.

The statement gave no further details.



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