Militant Yazid is free, but we're monitoring him, says IGP



The Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador has given his assurance to all Malaysians that the police are closely monitoring militant Yazid Sufaat, who has been released after serving a two-year detention period.

“He (Yazid) was freed on several conditions and we are confident that we are taking good care of the matter.”

“Don’t worry about it. The conditions set are quite strict and that will help us monitor him,” Abdul Hamid (above) said.

He told reporters this at a Deepavali open house organised by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry today.

Yazid (photo), who had direct links to the September 11, 2001 incident in the US, was detained at the Simpang Renggam prison in Johor for two years under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 or POTA.

Abdul Hamid also said the police would also continue to engage with Yazid in the rehabilitation process.

“We will never give up on helping those who were involved in any element whether it’s Daesh or the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or any form of terrorism element, to return into the society,” he added. 

 - Bernama  

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