Nepalese national deported from Malaysia for facilitating terrorist groups including IS

Counter terrorism officers detain the Nepalese businessman on suspicion of facilitating terrorists groups | Picture: The Star

23 September 2016: Malaysian authorities have deported a Nepalese national on charge of being involved in facilitating operations of various terrorist groups including Islamic State (IS).

The 38 year old suspect was arrested on Aug 19 and subsequently deported on September 2, various Malaysian newspapers reported today citing a press release by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

The unidentified man reportedly ran his own businesses in Malaysia.

“We discovered that he ran entertainment outlets and a hotel. We believe he was responsible for falsifying documents to facilitate the travels of terrorists,” Mr Khalid was quoted as saying.

Along with the Nepalese national, authorities had arrested three others – two foreign nationals and a local Malaysian who “is suspected of promoting IS propaganda”. Bangladeshi and Moroccan nationals have also been deported.

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