KUALA LUMPUR: A male French national suspected of being involved in the Salafi Jihadi ideology in Malaysia died following an accident at KM428.3 of the PLUS Highway (south-bound) near Bukit Beruntung last Friday.
Sources confirmed the matter when contacted by Bernama. They said the suspect, Mickael Alain Louvier, died yesterday while receiving treatment at the Sungai Buloh Hospital.
“Louvier died when the van he was travelling in together with police personnel from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur skidded, believed to be due to the slippery road.
“They were being taken to the federal capital to enable the police to obtain further information regarding the terrorist group,” the sources said.
The suspect was among eight men suspected of involvement in terrorist activities who were detained in several states last month.
The other suspects and policemen in the van sustained injuries and were taken to the Kuala Kubu Baru, Sungai Buloh and Selayang hospitals for treatment.
Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said all the suspects had links with an Islamic study centre in Perlis as students, former students or former teaching staff.