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Malaysia appoints first female counterterrorism chief, Normah Ishak

Malaysia has appointed its first female counterterrorism chief in a major milestone for the country’s police intelligence arm, which has won international praise for its work in foiling plots by Islamic State.Normah Ishak on Friday took over from Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay as the principal assistant director of Special Branch’s Counter Terrorism Division.Among the first jobs in her in-tray is likely to be the challenge of dealing with the pending return of 65 Isis militants and their families to…

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