Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 13:13
Further operations in Malaysia to search for LTTE operatives
Inspector-general of Malaysia police Khalid Abu Bakar seems to think, on the basis of inadequate information, that members of the LTTE are hiding and carrying out activities to the detriment of both Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
On May 15th, the special terrorist unit of the Malaysian police arrested three Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka who have been staying in the country since 2004.
According to the IGP, these refugees, aged 30 to 45 years, hold refugee visas issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Khalid further said that in an earlier arrest, police detained and deported a Tamil who was considered to be the number two in the LTTE hierarchy.
However, such information was never disclosed to the Malaysian public.
He added that there are 4,000 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Malaysia and the police would be screening them soon to flush out the LTTE “terrorists”.