Security at Carlsberg Malaysia brewery in Petaling is being heightened following attack threat from Malaysian Jihadist who joined terror group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also known as Islamic States.
“Carlsberg can confirm that it has been in contact with the Malaysian authorities, following reports of a planned attack on one of its breweries in Malaysia,” said Kim Daniell, Carlsberg’s international media relations director told BeverageDaily.com
“While no tangible evidence has been found of any imminent threat, Carlsberg is maintaining a heightened security presence at the facility for the time being,” Daniel said.
Some 20 Malaysians are known to have gone to Syria to fight with Islamic State.
At least one Malaysian, 26-year-old factory worker Ahmad Tarmimi Maliki, died as a suicide bomber in Iraq in May.
“We believe their real numbers are more than that,” said Ayub, reports South China Morning Post.
“During questioning, they [the suspects] admitted one of their main objectives was to attack the government,” Ayub Khan, a senior official for Malaysia’s Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division, told the Hong Kong based daily.
According to Ayub, the terror group also discussed planning attacks against a disco, pubs in Kuala Lumpur and a Carlsberg factory in Petaling Jaya.