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ISIS threat to top Malaysian leaders

Malaysian police said yesterday it will investigate the authenticity of a letter sent to a Negri Sembilan police station on Monday, claiming that Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants are targeting several top leaders.

Those named included Prime Minister Najib Razak, his deputy Dr Ahmad Zaid Hamidi, Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali, and Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar.

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was the foreign leader named as a target in the two-page letter entitled "IS threat", referring to the group by its other acronym, The Star reported.

Photocopies of the photographs of the leaders targeted were attached to the letter. The letter also claimed there were about 700 ISIS terrorists in Negri Sembilan.

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