Militants of the Islamic State (Source: AP)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysian police arrested two Turks for suspected links to the self-claimed Islamic State (IS), said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on May 4.

The two suspects, Turgay Karaman, a schoolteacher, and Ihsan Aslan, a businessman, were captured by Malaysian police on May 3. According to Zahid, counter-terrorism police had monitored communications of various suspects, including the two.

Investigation showed that the suspects have spread ideas of IS and provided financial support for the group, thus they are arrested in accordance with the Special Offences (Special Measures) Act of Malaysia.

Zahid affirmed that Malaysian police would collaborate with Turkish police and military intelligence forces to investigate the case.

Malaysia has arrested hundreds of people over the years on suspicion of terrorist offences. The country has been on high alert since a grenade attack in Kuala Lumpur’s outskirts in July 2016, which IS claimed responsibility for.-VNA