KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 (Bernama) -- A total of 249 local and foreign individuals suspected of recruiting members for terrorism through social media have been arrested so far.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Masir Kujat said 240 of these individuals carried out their modus operandi through Facebook, eight through Twitter and another one through Instagram.
"The arrests were made as a result of police intelligence and monitoring by the Counter Messaging Centre.
"Some 3,871 Facebook accounts were also monitored while 800 accounts were blocked; on Twitter, 76 individuals were monitored ad nine accounts blocked while on Instagram, 72 individuals are being monitored," he told the Dewan Rakyat sitting here today.
He was replying to a supplementary question from Datuk Shabudin Yahaya (BN-Tasek Gelugor) on the government's efforts to curb the spread of terrorism on social media.....