PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman’s anti-terrorism director has said that he and the prime minister, Najib Razak, were among those on a shortlist of targets for Islamic State militants.
Senior Asst Commissioner Ayub Khan Mydin Pitchay was quoted in a China Press interview that he, Najib, and certain other ministers had also received death threats from supporters of the terrorist network.
He and Najib are listed as targets for being enemies of the militant group’s cause, and of being traitors to Islam.
Supporters of the militant group urged them to stop government actions to curb the influence of Islamic State in Malaysia.
“From my knowledge, the Prime Minister as well as certain other Ministers who have supported the ongoing efforts against militancy have received similar threats,” Ayub was quoted as saying in the daily.
He said the police feared the possibility of Malaysian students studying in the Middle East being influenced to join militant activities in those countries and urged Malaysian student representatives abroad to monitor the movements of Malaysian students.
However there were difficulties in keeping track of them as many students did not register with the embassy.