Posts Tagged ‘Terrorist’

This is from Bernama –

The police have given an assurance that security patrols in the coastal areas and islands of Sabah will be intensified as a precautionary measure following a travel advisory that terrorists plan to attack tourists in the area.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said tight security would always be maintained to ensure that the country was free of all types of threats that could jeopardise national security.

“I have directed the state police chief to intensify patrols along the coast and islands around Sabah especially Semporna, Mabul and Sipadan.”

“We will always monitor the situation and take appropriate action, thus the people and tourists are asked to be calm and not to be worried because we are always on alert,” he told Bernama when contacted.

He was commenting on a travel advisory issued by the United States Embassy, here, warning that criminal and terrorist groups were planning attacks against foreigners in the islands of Sabah.

The notice posted on the embassy’s website and dated Friday, said resorts located in isolated areas of eastern Sabah posed a concern.

It urged “extreme caution” in connection with any travel in isolated areas of eastern Sabah, including Semporna and the islands of Mabul and Sipadan.

The advisory noted that the Abu Sayaf militant group, an al Qaeda-linked militant group based in the southern Philippines, which is a short boat rideHERE from Sabah, have kidnapped foreigners from Sabah’s secluded resort areas in the past.

Read HERE when even way back in 2005, the CIA, from the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur came to interview me after this article I wrote in the Daily Express Sabah. Its not surprising, the East Coast of Sabah has been a hotbed for terrorists activities for a longtime and even in 2006, Malaysian cops arrested several members of a Jemaah Islamiah (JI) support cell here. Read more HERE.

Arunachalam Chrishanthakumar, a property valuer and founder of the British Tamil Association, was on Friday convicted of terror charges.

The LTTE is banned in the U.K. as a terrorist organisation.

Chrishanthakumar (52) of South London was convicted of supplying bomb-making equipment to the LTTE and receiving documents for the purpose of terrorism.

But the jury at Kingston Crown Court failed to reach a verdict on three other charges including the allegation that he is a member of the LTTE.

A decision on whether there should be a re-trial is expected to be taken next week.

The court was told that Chrishanthakumar, known as “Shantham”, was warned in 2004 after he bought boots and handcuffs for the LTTE but despite the warning he continued to help it with material some of which had “an obvious terrorist purpose”.

There are an estimated 300,000 Tamils in the UK, a majority of them in London.

At least 200 schoolchildren in Britain, some as young as 13, have been identified as potential terrorists, prompting drastic new tactics to prevent teenagers becoming attracted to Islamic extremist ideology.

Sir Norman Bettison, Britain’s most senior officer in charge of terror prevention, revealed the number, which had leapt from 10 children identified by June 2008. “Channel project” had intervened in the cases of at least 200 children who were thought to be at risk of extremism, since it began 18 months ago. 

Inayat Bunglawala of the Muslim Council of Britain agreed that in recent years youngsters have been attracted by terrorist propaganda emanating from al-Qaeda-inspired groups.

In recent years many British Muslim youngsters have been lured and seduced by terrorist propaganda emanating from al-Qa’ida-inspired groups.

The British government now realise that it has a role to play in making sure that Muslim youngsters who have been seduced by al-Qa’ida-inspired groups must be made to realise that the whole thing is seen for what it is i.e a nihilistic one which offers no hope, only death and destruction.