DPM: Those held were be­low 40

New Straits Times - - News -

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi has ex­pressed dis­may that 80 per cent of sus­pects ar­rested for in­volve­ment in rad­i­cal move­ments last year were be­low 40.

“In this re­spect, pro­grammes to ed­u­cate our youths must be car­ried out con­tin­u­ously. Sev­eral pre­ven­tive mea­sures against rad­i­cal­ism, for­mu­lated by the Youth and Sports Min­istry, will be co­or­di­nated with other min­istries and agen­cies,” Zahid said af­ter chair­ing the Youth De­vel­op­ment Cab­i­net Com­mit­tee meet­ing yes­ter­day.

He said one way was to ex­ploit so­cial me­dia to counter strate­gies used by rad­i­cals to in­flu­ence youth.

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