Principal Assistant Director of the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division (E8), Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay In a news conference on the arrest of suspects believed to be involved with The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) militant group. PIX: NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 10 OCTOBER 2019.
Principal Assistant Director of the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division (E8), Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay In a news conference on the arrest of suspects believed to be involved with The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) militant group. PIX: NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 10 OCTOBER 2019.

KUALA LUMPUR – The police warned that they would take stern actions on individuals who support or promote terrorist groups.

Following the arrest of seven individuals believed to be involved in Sri Lanka based militant group, The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Principal Assistant Director of the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division (E8), Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said that they will run a thorough investigation within 28 days.

He also revealed that the police have been investigating the movements of LTTE since November last year.

“We have been investigating the LTTE group since last November. We will take action if there are evidences,” he said in a news conference today.

Yesterday, two DAP state assemblymen from Melaka and Negeri Sembilan were among the seven individuals arrested in a special operation done in six states, namely, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Kedah and Perak.

Both the state assemblymen have been found to attend the LTTE Warriors’ Day in Melaka on 28 November last year and delivered speech which supported the terror group, besides, distributing pamphlets on the militants.

He added, the LTTE was listed as a terrorist group since 2014 and Malaysia will not compromise with any efforts to revive the group.

“We have our own law. LTTE was listed as a terrorist group since 2014, not only in Malaysia, but also in the United States, India and Sri Lanka.

“Investigations have been conducted and we have a strong base.

“Based on the pictures exhibited involving LTTE, it was not about fighting for the rights of the Tamils in Sri Lanka or such, but it was and promoting the terrorist group,” he added. -MalaysiaGazette

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