Middle East

Malaysian minister vows to arrest Syria veterans

BEIRUT: Malaysian authorities will take firm steps against people who join Islamists fighting in Syria, according to media reports Monday. 

Local media quoted Home Affairs Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as saying: “Information is collected, and if they step foot in Malaysia we will definitely nab them and charge them,” adding that social media was being monitored. 

Hamidi spoke after a meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Joseph Yun, the reports said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 17, 2014, on page 8.




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