How excellent… Muslims are destroying the economy in one Islamic country after another. Soon they will all be isolated impoverished clusters where no one wants to go, segregated from the rest of humanity. The sooner this fascist ideology falls the better. It’s their own choice and creation. Can’t blame anyone else.
Foreign Office raises terror alert for popular Malaysian resorts as it warns tourists against all but essential travel to region
- Threat level for idyllic islands off north east coast of Malaysia is now ‘high’
- Foreign Office said ‘high threat of terrorism’ on islands east of Sabah state
- Also warned there is heightened threat of kidnapping and criminality there
- More than 400,000 British tourists visit Malaysia and its islands every year
- Tens of thousands from Far East countries have left to join ISIS terrorists
By Jay Akbar For Mailonline
Published: 13:15, 19 February 2016 |
The Foreign Office has raised the terror alert for a popular British tourist hotspot in Malaysia from general to ‘high’.
It now advises against all but essential travel to the idyllic coastal towns and islands off Sabah state, north east Malaysia.
On its website, the FCO said there was ‘a high threat from terrorism’ there and added that attacks on places visited by foreigners ‘could be indiscriminate’.
The warning includes, but is not limited to, the coastal towns and islands of Lankayan, Mabul, Pom Pom, Kapalai, Litigan, Sipadan and Mataking.
The Foreign Office raised the threat level for the idyllic islands off the coast of the eastern Sabah state (file photo of Kudat) from general to high
The FCO added: ‘There is a threat to foreigners of kidnapping and criminality on the eastern coast of Sabah and in particular the islands close to the Sulu Archipelago in the southern Philippines.’
More than 400,000 Britons visit Malaysia every year. Two Malaysian nationals were abducted in the coastal town of Sandakan in May, and one of them was eventually murdered.
Malaysia has ramped up security in the resort towns in response to several kidnapping incidents, it has been reported.
Last month, the Malaysian police said the country was on the country’s highest ever security alert.
Its counter terrorism officers have warned that ISIS was brainwashing young children to become its next generation of terrorists, either abroad or when they return home.
Thousands from Far East countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia have joined the terror group on the battlefield in the Middle East.
The warning includes, but is not limited to, the coastal towns and islands of Lankayan, Mabul, Pom Pom, Kapalai, Litigan, Sipadan and Mataking
ISIS has shared propaganda videos showing young Malaysian children training with weapons in Syria
It has shared propaganda videos showing young Malaysian children training with weapons in Syria.
More than 100 have left Malaysia for Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. The majority of those who left for the Middle East are still thought to be there, but a small number of militants are known to have returned to Malaysia.
These returnees are thought to be playing ‘an increasingly active role in encouraging heightened militancy in the country’, terror experts have said. As many as 30 were arrested for their links to ISIS in April and May 2014 alone.
In April, Malaysian police foiled a deadly bomb attack in its capital Kuala Lumpur by arresting 12 people linked to the extremist group.
Among the explosive materials they seized were 20kg of ammonium nitrate, 20kg of potassium nitrate and two litres of kerosene, two remote controls, batteries and two remote controls.
In recent weeks, a 16-year old boy dressed in ISIS style outfit held a woman at knifepoint in the north of Malaysia.
Several other deadly that were foiled by the authorities last year have still raised concerns of lone wolf attacks.
Thousands from Far East countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia have joined ISIS on the battlefield in the Middle East (pictured, a pro ISIS rally in Indonesia)
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak used his New Year’s address to warn the threat ‘must be taken seriously’.
He said: ‘We will not wait for a terrorist outrage to take place before proactively putting in place all measures necessary to avert the possibility.
‘As Prime Minister, I make no apology for placing the safety and security of all Malaysians as my foremost priority.’