China is stepping up its diplomatic outreach over controversial camps in the heavily Muslim region, inviting more foreign diplomats to visit as it seeks to head off criticism.
Special forces simulated a militant attack and a hostage situation at the main stadium complex after the Muslim-majority country suffered its deadliest militant attacks in more than a decade in May.
Analysts agree that the King Salman Centre for International Peace promoted by the Najib government is not a good partnership for Malaysia in its fight against terrorism.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the killings.
Both nations are investigating FMT report on 16 of their citizens, some with children, detained by Kurds for being part of the Islamic State.
New counter-messaging effort may succeed in monitoring suspicious activities but fail in intelligence gathering, or vice-versa, if it's not focused, says analyst.
A journal on counter-terrorism trends states there are still thousands of online Islamic State sympathisers whose activities may lead to a 'virtual caliphate'.
Deputy home minister says Malaysia is leaving no stone unturned in fight against terrorism with 369 IS suspects arrested, including 87 foreigners from 2013 to 2017.
Inspector-General of Police Fuzi Harun says cooperation with neighbouring countries is effective in curbing any terrorism activities.
US counter-terrorism official Nathan Sales says Asean nations must be mindful of foreign fighters’ taking their fight elsewhere after losing in Marawi, Philippines.
The numbers are down by 20% from the corresponding period last year.
Malaysians fighting in the Middle East and southern Philippines more likely to stay on rather than face capture here, he says.
Ancaman serangan perseorangan dan perekrutan secara online masih boleh berlaku.
Threats from lone wolf attacks and digital recruitment are still possible in the country, he says.
Inter-agency and state-to-state cooperation is best, not military action, says security expert from Institute of Strategic and International Studies.
They will have subtitles in 21 languages, including Malay, to bring across the message to sympathisers.
A source says Muhammad Ilham Syahputra may have been recruited in Malaysia when he worked for an air cargo company.
Esscom to verify this news report and is also closely monitoring route of planned ferry service between Kudat and Palawan.
Revelation by Malaysian police that the Sabahan Amin Baco is Isnilon’s son-in-law makes him the stronger candidate as new IS emir for the region.
Such hostage-taking raids on buildings will become the aim of Islamic State militants in Southeast Asia, says National War College professor Zachary Abuza.
IS kini mengeksploitasi media sosial untuk merekrut, menyebarkan ideologi dan menghasut anggota baharu supaya melancarkan serangan di negara masing-masing.
Pawel Wojcik, an analyst on terrorism issues says the use of such warfare is not a recent development as it has been favoured by the Islamic State for a long time.
The Telegram channel was developed by one of two IS supporters who were shot dead after setting a police station in Indonesia on fire.
Operation Maharlika will be carried out together with the Philippines, Indonesia and Brunei.