UM Lecturer On The Run For Suspected Terrorist Activities

A University Malaya lecturer is on the run after being suspected of recruiting recruits for terrorism-related activities.

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A lecturer at University Malaya is one of five people wanted by police for suspected terrorism activities

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A lecturer at Universiti Malaya's Academy of Islamic Studies is one of five people wanted by police for involvement in militant activities, according to a list uploaded on the police website today.

The 36-year-old man, Dr Mahmud Ahmad has fled Malaysia together with four others

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The 36-year-old man, identified as Dr Mahmud Ahmad, is a senior lecturer at the Department of Akidah and Islamic Thought, according to the university website. He and four others are believed to have fled Malaysia and are in hiding in the southern Philippines.

The police believe that he is involved in recruiting Malaysian recruits to join terrorist factions in various countries

The police believe that the Malaysians on the run are recruiting officers. Picture for illustration purposes only.

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In a statement, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said three of them were involved in recruiting and sending Malaysian recruits to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Isil) fighters in Syria, while two were members of Darul Islam Sabah and had joined the Abu Sayyaf.

Militant groups in Malaysia are using places isolated places to train the recruits before moving on to other militant groups

Militant groups are using isolated places to train recruits. Picture for illustration purposes only.

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Militant groups in Malaysia are using isolated places such as grounds of Gunung Arang Para to hold combat training for the Malaysian jihadist as preparation before they flew to Syria and Iraq to join the civil war there.

At least 10 militant members underwent weapons training at the grounds of Gunung Arang Para for two days last December. Other than Kuala Kangsar, the group also used a training site in Port Dickson.

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