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Malaysia Foils Terrorist Plot to ‘Avenge’ Fireman’s Death

Malaysian police have arrested four men who they said were planning to attack temples and churches, and kill high-profile individuals, to avenge the death of a Malay-Muslim fireman who died from injuries sustained at the carpark of a Hindu temple last November.

Malaysia’s national police chief Abdul Hamid Bador said the men – two ethnic Rohingya, an Indonesian and a Malaysian – were arrested in a series of operations between May 5 and May 7 in three different places.

“One of the group’s main objectives was to avenge the death of fireman Adib… (and) they were planning to kill high-profile individuals,” the new Inspector-General of Police told reporters at a news conference yesterday.

Read more at the Straits Times

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