25-Year-Old Girl From Malacca Left For Turkey To Marry IS Militant

A father has lodged two police reports against his daughter who is believed to have fled to Turkey for her husband-to-be.

A 25-Year-Old Malaysian Woman Has Reportedly Fled To Turkey To Marry A IS Militant

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She met him on social media in September. Just weeks later, the 25-year-old religious activist was off to Turkey to marry the Islamic State (IS) militant. A relative of the activist said the couple got acquainted through social media sometime in September.

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The Religious Activist From Malacca Was Said To Have Met The Man, A Johorian, On Social Media In September

The relative said the activist’s behaviour changed dramatically after she joined a Kuala Lumpur-based religious NGO last year. She started wearing the niqab and kept to herself, he said. The relative said she also spent most of her time on the Internet.

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She Had Told Her Parents That She Wanted To Marry The Man In Turkey. He Had Even Deposited RM6,000 To Her Bank Account For The Flight To Istanbul.

The woman told her parents that she wanted to marry the man in Turkey. The father lodged a report on Sept 30 when his daughter told him that she wanted to leave for Turkey and that the man had deposited RM6,000 into her account for the flight to Istanbul.

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The Flight Was Initially Scheduled For 8 October 2014. Her Family Was Supposed To Meet The Man Before The Flight.

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She had told the family that the flight was on Oct 8 and the man was to have met the bride’s family in Seremban before their flight.

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On 2 October, Both The Man And Woman Did Not Show Up

However, both failed to show up on Oct 2 as promised. The father then lodged the second police report on Oct 2.

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The father claimed that his daughter went missing on Sept 29 after getting to know the man, who is from Johor.

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The Woman's Father, Who Found Pictures Of Weapons, Militant Gear And Terrorism-Related Activities On His Daughter's Laptop, Has Lodged Two Police Reports

The woman’s 56-year-old father has lodged a police report, saying that he had found pictures and postings of weapons, militant gear and activities relating to terrorism in his daughter’s laptop.

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Police Says This Is The First Time A Police Report Was Made By A Family Member About Their Child Joining Militant Groups In The Middle East

A police source said this was probably the first police report made by a family member relating to their child joining such militant groups in the Middle East.

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According To The Malacca Police, The Reports Were Lodged In Ngeri Sembilan. However, If The Reports Were True, There Is Little The Police Can Do.

Malacca police did not receive any report on a 25-year-old woman who allegedly fled to Turkey to marry an Islamic State (IS) militant as reported by an English daily.

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State police chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said checks however indicated that the woman's 56-year-old father had lodged two separate reports in Negri Sembilan relating to his daughter disappearance. "I cannot furnish more details as both reports were lodged in Sri Menanti, Kuala Pilah in Negri Sembilan and not in Malacca," he said when contacted today.

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Chuah said the state's police Special Branch unit would have known about the case and briefed him if indeed the female religious activist was off to Turkey to marry an alleged IS militant whom she met on social media in September. "However if the woman left her family home to marry her man of choice, there is little that the police can do as it involves a family matter," he added.

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