The suspects, aged between 22 and 55, were arrested in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur and the state of Kedah last week, the Daily Mail reported.
Investigators, including the FBI and MI6, are said to have called for the militants to be questioned. They are alleged to be members of a new terror group and include students, odd-job workers, a young widow and business professionals.
An officer with the Counter Terrorism Division of Malaysian Special Branch told the newspaper that the arrests had heightened suspicion that the flight’s disappearance may have been an act of terrorism.
"The possibility that the plane was diverted by militants is still high on the list and international investigators have asked for a comprehensive report on this new terror group," the officer said.
He added that some of the suspects had admitted planning "sustained terror campaigns" in Malaysia but had denied any involvement in the disappearance of the Boeing 777.
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