Malaysian police: Planned militant attacks not ISIS but similar ideologyBy Chan Kok Leong, for CNNUpdated 0801 GMT (1501 HKT) August 20, 2014Police say the planned attacks targeted Malaysia's administrative capital Putrajaya.Story highlightsPolice: 19 people arrested on terrorism charges in Malaysia not linked to ISISThey share a similar ideology with ISIS and other terrorist groups such as Boko Haram, police saidThe group, which has not been named, planned to attack bars around Malaysia's administrative capitalThere are no immediate links between the 19 people arrested on suspicion of planning terror attacks on Malaysia's administrative capital, Putrajaya, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), police said Wednesday."These individuals, however, share a similar ideology with ISIS and other terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and Jemaah Islamiah. They come from a Salafi-Jihadist movement," the Asian country's counter terrorism deputy chief, Ayob Khan Pitchay Mydin, told CNN.Al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah (JI) was behind the 2002 Bali bombings, which left 202 people dead and other bombings in South East Asia, while Boko Haram is the Islamist militant group waging a campaign of terror in Nigeria. However, Malaysian police believe the individuals concerned were making their way to join ISIS in its war in Syria after investigating their travel plans."We know they planned to join ISIS through their travel itineraries," said Ayob Khan.The 19 suspects -- 17 men and two women, who were arrested in operations between April and July -- had planned flights to Istanbul, Turkey before going to Syria over land via Turkey's Hatay province, the counter terrorism specialist said. Just WatchedCan ISIS attack the U.S. homeland?replayMore Videos ...Can ISIS attack the U.S. homeland? 05:18PLAY VIDEOJust WatchedISIS consolidating power in northern IraqreplayMore Videos ...ISIS consolidating power in northern Iraq 03:39PLAY VIDEOJust WatchedISIS selling oil on black marketreplayMore Videos ...ISIS selling oil on black market 03:04PLAY VIDEOSeven people have already being charged in court for various terror-related activities.Bars targetedDuring their investigations, police say they uncovered plans by the group to bomb bars and other alcohol-related establishments, including a brewery, around the city. "They were also using Facebook to raise money for their activities under the guise of humanitarian efforts in the Middle East," said Ayob Khan. He declined to reveal how much money had already been raised, or to identify the group's name, as they are still investigating its links with other groups.In June, 26-year-old Ahmad Tarmimi Maliki became the first Malaysian suicide bomber linked to ISIS.The factory worker, who was behind an attack that killed more than 20 elite Iraqi soldiers at their base in al-Anbar in May, was identified after reports surfaced on an ISIS-linked website. His photograph was also featured.READ: U.S. official: ISIS 'credible alternative to al Qaeda'READ: Could ISIS retaliate against the West?CNN Recommends AIRASIA CRASH10 questions about AirAsia tragedyWith the discovery of debris from the AirAsia plane, investigators move closer to discovering what happened. What are the key questions, and what comes next?AirAsia disaster's lasting impactThe growth of AirAsia has been a regional aviation success story. The reason behind the loss of Flight QZ 8501 will be key to whether passengers start to shun it, says Alan Khee-Jin Tan.'Africa is not a country' campaignThey say there are no stupid questions -- but are there? How about, "Do you speak African?"What broke China's Internet in 2014The year of outrage also applies to China's Internet users in 2014.Swimming face-to-face with sharksOne man swims among sharks without the protection of a cage to make studio-quality, intimate photos of the sea creatures.Turning footsteps into free energyUsing a technology that has been around for 130 years, a company called Pavegen hopes to create electricity from everyday human activities.Father of Web predicts next phaseWhat's next for the Internet? Acclaimed scientist and fatherof the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee shares his insights.Best Instagram art of 2014Gone are the days of grainy phone images with the resolution of a poor imitation Monet.'Killing will be our religious duty'A chilling video shows Boko Haram executing dozens of non-Muslims. The year in pictures "The year in pictures" treks across the globe, looking back on the events that shaped 2014.Defining Moments: Our changing worldEach day, CNN brings you an image capturing a moment to remember, defining the present in our changing world.Scenes from the fieldBrowse through images from CNN teams around the world that you don't always see on news reports.More from asiaMarital rape: Why is it legal in India?'India's Daughter,' the film banned by India: What did it show?Filmmaker: India's ban on rape documentary is 'based on nothing'