KUALA LUMPUR: The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) has called for additional security for Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy following reports that terror suspects had planned to assassinate several high profile personalities.
Hindraf congratulated the police on their recent success in foiling terror attacks and assassinations with the arrest of four members of an Islamic State wolf pack in Malaysia.
However, it expressed concern that the terror suspects had intended to assassinate several high profile personalities due to purported accusations that they failed to uphold Islam and insulted the religion.
Calling on the inspector-general of police (IGP) to consider additional security measures for Waytha, Hindraf legal adviser Karthig Shan said supporters of the group were apprehensive because there was an attack on Waytha at his office on Aug 16, 2017.
Karthig said Waytha was again targeted during the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) rally and made a scapegoat during the Seafield temple riot and the subsequent death of fireman Muhammad Adib Kassim.
Yesterday, IGP Abdul Hamid Bador told a press conference the police had arrested four persons – two Malaysians, a Myanamr national and an Indonesian – suspected of terrorist activities.
The four, believed to be members of Islamic State, were said to be planning terror attacks on non-Muslim places of worship and assassinations to avenge the death of Adib.