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PUBLISHED: Oct 15, 2014 7:13pm

Existing laws can be used against Malaysian IS members

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THE RAKYAT POST By:
QURNISHA HAMKA and SM AMIN

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said if there was substantial evidence the government will take action under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15, 2014:

The Home Ministry today confirmed that 39 Malaysians were currently involved with the controversial militant movement Islamic State.

Its Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said only one woman was involved with the militant group.

“In fact the only Malaysian woman in the group is the wife of a member in the militant movement,” he said in a written answer in during the Parliament session today.

Zahid added that authorities have yet to decide what kind of law that can be applied to the group if they return to Malaysia.

“However, if there is substantial evidence in respect of their participation in the activities of that militant movement, the government will take action based on existing laws, such as the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.

“If there is sufficient evidence to show them being involved in militant activities, the government will take action based on existing laws like the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001, Societies Act 1966, and the Penal Code.”

It was reported that the Jihad Al-Nikah concept or sexual jihad refers to the controversial concept in which women from the Sunni-Islam branch are said to offer themselves to meet the sexual needs of men in their fight to enforce Islamic law.

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