Malaysia detects huge financial transactions to activate LTTE
Posted on October 14th, 2019

Courtesy Vietnam Plus

Malaysian police on October 13 disclosed that financial transactions involving huge sums of money had been carried out, believed to activate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) group in the country.

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Bukit Aman’s Special Branch Counterterrorism Division (E8) principal assistant director Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (Photo: .nst.com.my)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysian police on October 13 disclosed that financial transactions involving huge sums of money had been carried out, believed to activate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) group in the country.

Bukit Aman’s Special Branch Counterterrorism Division (E8) principal assistant director Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the financial transactions were detected in the accounts of individuals detained in the operations carried out on October 10 and 12 over their alleged involvement in LTTE. 

He said that, from the investigations into the suspects’ premises and their mobile phones, police seized flags, posters and pictures of LTTE leaders, and detected financial transactions involving huge sums of money.

The financial transactions are believed to fund the promotional activities, recruitment and mobilisation of LTTE programmes in the country, he said.

There is a movement trying to activate LTTE, and that’s why the police are making the arrests to stop this from expanding, he explained, adding there are two suspects among those detained who were planning to launch a lone wolf” attack in the country like the attack that injured Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Malaysia in 2016.

Pitchay affirmed the arrests had nothing to do with any political party but it was a terrorist issue, and they were made as the suspects supported the violence and terrorist activities in Malaysia.

Malaysia has listed LTTE as a terrorist organisation since 2014 amid reports of attempts to revive the group from abroad.

A total of 12 individuals, including two assemblymen, were arrested on October 10 and 12 over alleged involvement in LTTE, including supporting and channeling funds to the group./.

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