Agencies will probe whether these people are Indonesian nationals who joined Islamic State, officials say.
Zachary AbuzaBNPT: of 600-700 Indonesians who went to Syria/Iraq, 84 were killed, 482 deported by Turkey. 62 had returned from Syria. Another 63 were stopped at #Indonesian airports en route to Middle East. Remaining citizens trying to return posing a new challenge.
KUALA LUMPUR: When Malaysian police announced the arrest of eight terror suspects last Friday (Nov 16), it highlighted a particular ...
Zachary AbuzaSince 2013 in #Malaysia:
23 foiled terror attacks.
445 suspects arrested; 189 suspects charged, 161 of those convicted & jailed.
114 suspects freed.
50 foreign terror suspects deported.
Great reporting by the inestimable @AmyChewCNA
Nuttaphong Kunakornwong, the son-in-law of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has not been proposed for the party leadership, according to Pheu Thai's acting secretary-general, Phumtham Wechayachai.
Densus 88, the National Police's elite counterterrorism unit, has shot and killed two men believed to be responsible for an attack on two traffic police officers on the Cikampek-Palimanan Toll Road in Cirebon, West Java, last month.
Zachary AbuzaDensus-88 kills 2 JAD terror suspects believed to be responsible for August attack on 2 police, that left 1 dead, the other wounded.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — The two women found guilty for attempting to have lesbian sex were caned six times in public at the Terengganu Syariah Court today, as around 100 people watched the punishment. Two caning officers, one from Kajang Women’s...
Zachary AbuzaBut the Islamic cleric who marries an 11 year old girl, not only walks free, but has Minister Wan Azizah defend his pedophilia. This is abhorrent.
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian scientist who once led Al Qaeda’s quest to produce weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Afghanistan will be released ...
Zachary AbuzaA US-educated Malaysian former member of Al Qaeda, Yaziid Sufaat, tied to AQ's anthrax production, to be released next year. He's been arrested 3 times, most recently for recruiting for IS. What could go wrong?
The successful Defending Islam campaign against former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (or ‘Ahok’) is clear evidence that Islamism is rising in post-Reformasi Indonesia, which is regretfully not adequately explained in the recent scholarship...
Zachary Abuza#Indonesia remains a relatively moderate, tolerant society, where "civil Islam" has contributed to democracy. But @aarifian1 clearly shows 4 ways that Islamists are moving the needle. Very good piece.
Surge in lethal attacks in nation's southernmost region underscores a lack of progress in resolving the conflict after four years of military rule
Zachary AbuzaI'm not sure that the insurgency in southern #Thailand has "roared back to life." Violence has dropped dramatically from its 2007 peak. There are now multiple attacks weekly, not daily. But no end in sight. Great rundown of recent events by @donpathanyala.
The Justice Department is investigating whether a fugitive Malaysian laundered tens of millions of dollars through two associates and used the funds to pay a legal team including ex-N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and a lawyer who represents President...