Ten terror suspects
arrested in Malaysia allegedly have ties to a Nigerian suspected in the
attempted Christmas Day bombing of a US airliner, a news report said
Malaysia's home minister announced the arrests
Wednesday, saying they were mainly foreigners linked to an
international terrorist network.
They include four men from Syria
two from Nigeria and one each from Yemen and Jordan, said Syed Ibrahim
Syed Noh, head of a rights group that assists people held under
Malaysia's Internal Security Act, which allows indefinite detention
They were among 50 people arrested by police on
Jan. 21 while attending a weekly Islamic class with a Syrian university
lecturer at a home near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's largest city, Syed
Ibrahim said. The others were later released.