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The police have their own reasons as to why they arrested the individuals suspected of having links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group, Malaysian Prime MInister Tun Dr Mahathir said.

The Prime Minister said police had briefed him on the matter and he was satisfied with the reasons given for the arrests.

“I was briefed by the police (on the arrests), and they gave me the reasons behind their action, and I am satisfied with them (reasons),” he told reporters briefly after delivering the keynote address at the International Conference on Industry 4.0: A global revolution in Business, Technology and Productivity (MYINDUSTRIES 2019) Petaling, Jaya today.

Dr Mahathir was commenting on polemic responses by certain quarters on the arrests of the 12 individuals after they were suspected of being involved with the terrorist group, LTTE.

After the first seven arrests last week, police detained five more individuals yesterday, including a teacher, on suspicion of being involved in promoting, supporting, possessing materials and channelling funds linked to LTTE.

All 12 have been detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA).

Asked on PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's view that the arrests should not have been under SOSMA, Dr Mahathir said: “Well the SOSMA Act is still there so in the absence of other laws that can be applied, they used the SOSMA Act".

Yesterday, Anwar was reported to have said that while he agreed with police detaining the individuals linked to the LTTE, it should not have been made under SOSMA, which he deemed as harsh.( Bernama)

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  • Dee Monday, 14 October 2019 04:45 PM

    If it happened here, probably the chief would go to jail.

    Sugandh Thomas Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:54 AM

    You must not be talking about Sri Lanka.

    ANTON Monday, 14 October 2019 04:52 PM

    BUT SITUATION HERE IS QUITE DIFFERENT SIR , OUR PM IS READY TO RELEASE ANY TERRORISTS ON CONDITION THAT HE GETS VOTES FROM THEM

    Siv Monday, 14 October 2019 05:17 PM

    I think Malaysia 1st must deal with IS extremist in their own land... LTTE no more existing...stupid fellows..

    Sahumin Mohd Daud Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:20 PM

    Yes no more existing in Sri Lanka. In Malaysia there are hundreds followers that make LTTE existing, active and arrogant. And it seems that you are one of them??


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