FILE PHOTO: Men watch Malaysia Airlines aircraft at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, in this picture taken March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Olivia Harris/File Photo
CAIRO - 10 March 2019: Malaysian police affirmed on Sunday the deportation of six Egyptians to Cairo, including five who are affiliated with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood because of security and residence breaches, as reported by BBC Arabic.
The Inspector General of Malaysian Police Mohamed Fawzy Haroun confirmed in a press release the news that was reported by media last week, clarifying that, “they are suspected to be affiliated with foreign extremist groups.”
He added that five of the deported Egyptians “admitted they are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood that is outlawed in Egypt.” The sixth Egyptian and a Tunisian were deported because of their affiliation with Ansar al-Sharia group in Tunisia that is classified as a terror group by the United Nations.
The five Egyptians are charged with providing “shelter, transportation, and work for the other two affiliated with Ansar al-Sharia.”