Malaysia offers Europe 'proven' deradicalization program

Official says methods used have a 97.5 percent success rate

November 3, 2016
The Malaysian government has offered Europe a deradicalization program to help it deal with terrorism, says a media report.

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, told an anti-terrorism conference in Singapore on Nov. 1 that Malaysia has a 97.5 percent success rate with its deradicalization program, reported The Star.

Ahmad Zahid stated that Malaysia is willing to share the program with Europe, said the report.

"We have applied our extensive knowledge in countering subversive elements learned during our fight against the communists to come up with the highly effective program," he said.

"It is being used by us to deradicalize apprehended terrorists in Malaysia."

Ahmad Zahid added that in the past ten years 240 detainees had been successfully deradicalized by the program.

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