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IS wanted to kidnap PM last year, reveals Zahid

Kow Gah Chie  |  Published:  |  Modified:

PARLIAMENT There was an attempt by Daesh (or Islamic State) to kidnap Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak early last year, revealed Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The militant group Daesh has also targeted a few ministers, said Zahid in his capacity as home minister.

"On Jan 30, 2015, a total of 13 people with ties to Daesh had planned to kidnap the leaders, including home minister (Zahid) and Defence Minister (Hishamuddin Hussein)," he said at the Dewan Rakyat today.

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