MIRI, Jan 19, 2016:

Police have detected attempts to bring militant ideology that is influenced by Daesh terrorists’ activities to Sarawak.

Supt Ahmad Norisham Ma’arus of the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division (Investigation and Legal) said, however, the situation was still under control.

“Monitoring and investigation (bringing in militant ideology) is still ongoing by Sarawak police,” he told reporters after a briefing on “Awareness of extremism and IS threat” here today.

He said so far the identities or nationalities of those trying to bring in such militant ideology to Sarawak could not be made public.

“If we expose all, those involved will get alerted and this involves not only one party, but a big network,” he said.

He said amendments and the existence of new laws such as the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) 2012, Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) 2013 and Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 (Pota) had greatly helped police to prevent militant ideology from infiltrating into Sarawak.

The event, organised by the Miri Information Department, was officiated by Sibuti Member of Parliament Ahmad Lai Bujang.

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