Three LTTE suspects arrested in Malaysia

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Police arrested three foreign men suspected to be members of the Sri Lankan Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group in Selangor, Malaysia.

The suspects were nabbed at different locations in Klang and Petaling Jaya in a special operation conducted by the Special Branch's Counter-Terrorism Division (CTD) on May 15.

Malaysian Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar in a statement today said the men, who hold UNHCR refugee cards, are suspected of attempting to revive the LTTE activities, especially at international level.

He said the suspects, who came here in 2004, were suspected of using this country as their base to spread the group's propaganda as well as to collect funds for their activities.

"In the operation, police also found and seized LTTE propaganda materials, media equipment as well as foreign currencies from 24 nations equivalent to RM20,176.53.

"The suspects had been using UNHCR cards here to avoid from authorities' action.

"Police will continue to work together with the UNHCR office here to ensure that their identity cards are not exploited by terrorists to hide or conduct any terrorism act, whether against this nation or others," he said.

The suspects are being detained under the Immigration Act to facilitate investigations.(New Straits Times)

  Comments - 7

  • Rohan Sunday, 25 May 2014 05:40 PM

    Thanks to Malaysia for cooperating to arrest the terrorist if all the other countries harbouring terrorist do the same the world would be a safer place. via DM Android App

    Suq Madique Sunday, 25 May 2014 06:34 AM

    Thank you Malaysia. Nice to know there are countries not afraid to stand up to these terrorist organizations in spite of their money and clout with some Western nations

    firebot Sunday, 25 May 2014 06:53 PM

    are u crazy set the innocent trio free. wat is ltte it s the gosl that killed a billion tamils via DM Android App

    raj Monday, 26 May 2014 09:09 AM

    [quote name="firebot"]are u crazy set the innocent trio free. wat is ltte it s the gosl that killed a billion tamils via DM Android App[/quote]

    Idiot

    Jayaram Sunday, 25 May 2014 08:12 AM

    My salute to great nation Malaysia!!!

    Thank you for your support in continuing the peace in our country.

    sanjay Sunday, 25 May 2014 08:32 AM

    Navi Pillai UNHCR is now promoting terrorism ! Cat is out of the bag !

    Grace Sunday, 25 May 2014 08:54 AM

    LTTE is known to exploit whatever possible. Now Refugees status too.


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