KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The process of repatriating a Malaysian woman, believed to be a member of the Daesh militant group, along with her four children, who are currently detained at a detention centre in Syria, will take time as it requires cooperation from various parties.

Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division (E8) principal assistant director Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the process was currently in the early stage of discussions involving the Home Ministry, Wisma Putra (Malaysian Foreign Ministry) and related parties in Syria.

We will see what the best option is, as we have also identified about 10 other couples who are still there (Syria). We have already met the members of their families to seek the best situation to bring them home.

However, we also need to know their real situation and locations, whether they are still in Syria or in other countries and once we receive the information, only then we can plan the next course of action, he told reporters after appearing as a panelist in a forum on religious extremists at the Al Hidayah Mosque in Kampung Sungai Penchala here yesterday.

He said any individual who had been to Syria to be involved with the extremist group would be punished though it would depend on the case.

Ayob Khan said that if a child or a woman was involved, they would not be imprisoned but detained in accordance with the Security Offences (Special Measures) (SOSMA) Act 2012.

The 30-year-old woman, believed to have fought with Daesh militants in Syria, has sought help from the police and government to rescue her and her four children who were detained in Syria.

Ayob Khan said the woman who contacted her father over two weeks ago said she and her children were in a detention camp while her husband, who was captured by Kurdistan troops was in jail.

Source: Nam News Network