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Bukit Aman foiled lone wolf attacker's plot to kill top govt leaders
Published:  Mar 25, 2021 4:53 PM
Updated: 10:53 AM

The Special Branch Counter-Terrorism unit (E8) arrested a Malaysian man in January 2020 who later admitted to planning a lone wolf attack on several top government leaders as a show of support for the Islamic State (IS), an extremist group.

This was revealed by Bukit Aman Special Branch (E8) assistant director Azman Omar, who said the man had admitted he wanted to attack Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Lim Guan Eng, Mujahid Yusof Rawa and Tommy Thomas.

At the time, the four were, respectively, the prime minister, the finance minister, the religious affairs minister and the attorney-general under the Pakatan Harapan...

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