An expert says dialogue with Iraqi government is more important for Malaysia than it is for Kurdish rebels because Iraq is a sovereign state.
Human Rights Watch says most of the women were detained along with their children.
Esscom and other agencies such as the Special Branch will expose them to what they can and should do to assist the security authorities.
Esscom commander DCP Hazani Ghazali urges public to 'stick their noses in other people’s business' in safety and security matters.
Ligitan island, farthest Malaysian territory bordering Philippines, Indonesia, used by militant Amin Baco as entry point to Sabah, says EssCom chief.
Radical volunteers from Malaysia, Indonesia and other Muslim countries are helping the new pact comprising pro-IS groups and communists, says Filipino expert.
The group of 120 militants is believed to include Malaysians and Indonesians.
Former hostage says if Amin's teenage son is still alive and hiding in Basilan, chances are that the militant is there as well.
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.
The security system aims to stop the smuggling of firearms and other transborder criminal elements into the state.
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.
Security analyst with think tank says foreign fighters in Syria, Iraq may also go to other conflict zones.
The militant is reported by Philippine police to be still alive but the military thinks he is dead.
His whereabouts are unknown but he could be among dozens of militants, a captured Indonesian militant said are still hiding in Marawi.
These Malaysians are believed to remain holed up in the city along with some Indonesians and local militants.
The East Asian/Philippine branch of IS was also ‘deadliest’ outside Iraq and Syria, says a terrorism research consortium.
Police go to militant’s house only to find teenage boy missing.
Inspector General of Police says they will constantly monitor the situation, following the screening of a video where an Islamic State militant issued a challenge to Prince Charles’ son, Prince Harry.
The Filipino doctor implicated in the foiled Islamic State-inspired attacks on New York City is believed to have funded the grenade bombing of the Movida nightclub in Puchong, Selangor.
One theory is that IS is seeking to keep up publicity efforts to maintain relevance with its sympathisers and continue to recruit support, even as it faces military defeat on the ground in Iraq and Syria.
EssCom and police Special Branch want information from the two Indonesian fishermen kidnapped from a Malaysian-registered boat in Sabah’s east coast waters last November.
Wanted by Malaysian security, Abdullah Maute, who had led attacks on Philippine city, was reported to have been killed in an airstrike last month.
'ISIS is the term that Joe Q. Public understands what it means and is what they use, so we are using that term.'
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