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Malaysia will be number one terrorist exporter with Perkasa

Local universities like UTM used to be a hotbed for Muslim terrorists. But Perkasa has replaced local universities as a legal nursery ground for Malay and Muslim radicals.

UMNO should be held responsible for nurturing terrorists, not other parties like PAS.

‘Stay away from radical groups’
By Ram Anand, Azril Annuar | Malay Mail – 14 hours ago

KUALA LUMPUR: The Higher Education Ministry has called on university students to think maturely and not be easily lured into joining radical movements.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said students should be wise enough to think for themselves and not get dragged into terrorism activities.

“These terrorist groups will try to get as many new recruits as possible. In an age of openness (borderless), it is easier for students to be influenced and receive all kinds of information,” said Khaled, who was commenting on the two Malaysians arrested in Beirut last week for alleged ties with al-Qaeda.

Razif Mohd Ariff, 30 and Muhammad Razin Sharhan Mustafa Kamal, 21, are now facing charges in a Lebanese military court for suspected terrorist attacks.

Khaled did not discount the possibility of terrorists recruiting Malaysian students in local campuses and said with Internet, students are easily exposed to outside influences.

“I do not deny that such an environment exists but it’s not the fault of the education system. However, we’re lucky that not many are easily influenced,” said Khaled.

Asked if the ministry would monitor students’ activities to curb possible recruitment drives on campuses, Khaled said: “I cannot ask a police officer to follow every students around, now can I?

“All we can do right now is to advise them against it,” he said after launching the Ready4Work portal at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) yesterday.

The Ready4Work portal, developed by TalentCorp in collaboration with Higher Education Ministry and UTM, seeks to develop graduates with attributes tailored to specific industries and sectors instead of the generic attributes developed by universities.

On the same issue, Home Ministry said Razif and Muhammad Razin were already in the Malaysian authorities’ radar for over a year.

“Their relation with al-Qaeda is something that we have been monitoring for over a year,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein confirmed yesterday.

He assured that Malaysia has never been a “target country” for al-Qaeda and is also not a major recruitment base for the terrorist networks.

He said despite being monitored closely, no action could be taken against suspected terrorists unless Malaysia was made the target of their attack.

“If the threat is on other countries, we will exchange information with the country’s intelligence service,” he said.

Hishammuddin said currently, there are “many” suspected terrorists under the Malaysian authorities’ radar.

He said the abolition of the Internal Security Act (ISA) earlier this year does not affect the government’s capacity to take action against terrorists.

“The Security Offences (Special Measures) Act has adequate provisions to tackle terrorism,” he said.

An Immigration Department source told The Malay Mail it could not have stopped the duo from leaving the country even if they were being monitored by intelligence agencies.

“If the authorities want to stop someone from leaving the country, they have to inform us. Anyone can leave the country as long as they are not blacklisted financially and have a passport,” said the high ranking officer who declined to be named.

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Jamri says:

Already got two nabbed in Lebanon but Hisham tried to give usual excuses.