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Use Sosma against 'Israeli assassin', Bersatu's Fayhsal tells govt
Published on: Saturday, March 30, 2024
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Use Sosma against 'Israeli assassin', Bersatu's Fayhsal tells govt
Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal said Israelis should not be allowed to enter Malaysia using passports of other countries.
PETALING JAYA: Bersatu Youth has called for an Israeli man arrested recently to be detained under the Sosma security law.

The wing’s chief, Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal, said Sosma provided for detention of up to 28 days and such a lengthy period was critical to ensure the police could gather the information they needed from the relevant agencies to complete its investigation.

He also called for a ban on Israeli citizens from entering Malaysia using passports of other countries. Malaysia does not have diplomatic relations with Israel.

Wan Fayhsal said the authorities could cross-check with the immigration departments of other countries to enforce such a ban.

“We hope the police and home ministry will consider our suggestions to protect the country’s sovereignty and security,” he said in a statement.

On Friday, police said a 36-year-old Israeli man who had six firearms and 200 bullets was arrested at a hotel at Jalan Ampang.

Inspector-General of Police Razarudin Husain said they were investigating the possibility that the man could be a member of Israeli intelligence.

The man had entered the country earlier this month using a French passport. He claimed that he was targeting another Israeli national over a family dispute.

Police have since arrested a Malaysian couple suspected of supplying firearms to the Israeli as well as another Malaysian in Cameron Highlands for allegedly being the Israeli’s driver since he arrived in Malaysia on March 12.

The three have been remanded for seven days.

Sosma is the acronym for the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, which provides for detention without trial. Human rights groups have called for the law to be abolished for violating fundamental principles of human rights.

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