Monday, 12th April 2021

LTTE members detained in Malaysia, financial transactions detected

Colombo, Oct 14 (BAN/ AD): In an swift operation Malaysian police have arrested five more Malaysians supporters of the banned Lankan terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). In different locations more than 12 people have been arrested.

As per media reports around 7 people were arrested last week from the Democratic Action Party (DAP), part of the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. At a press conference the Chief of the Counter Terrorism Division Malaysian Police Datuk Ayob Khan told financial transactions iof big amount were detected in the accounts of individuals detained in the operations carried out on Thursday and Saturday (Oct 10 and 12) over their alleged involvement in LTTE. The police believe that there are efforts to activate the LTTE group in the country.

He told “The financial transactions are believed to fund the promotional activities, recruitment and mobilization of LTTE programs in the country.” He added eventhough there is nothing wrong to have sympathies for the Tamils in Sri Lanka, but it is an offence to support the LTTE as they are a terror group.

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