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Former LTTE cadres using Malaysia as a base

Jun 16, 2010 5:27:16 AM - itnnews.lk

A Malaysian Government Minister has disclosed that foreign terrorists including remnants of LTTE terrorists are using Malaysia as their operational base and to recruit new activists.

Bernama, the Malaysian National News Agency said Malaysian Police had detected the presence of several senior LTTE leaders who were reportedly using Malaysia for shelter and logistic base. Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters in Kuala Lumpur that both Islamic and non-Islamic militant groups were using Malaysia as their operational base to step up their activities. Bernama quoting Musa Hassan, the Inspector-General of Police said the terrorist groups are using the country for their financial transactions and exchange of information, in addition to targeting higher education institutes to recruit more members.

The Home Minister said his Ministry was working closely with local enforcement and international intelligence agencies to share data on foreign nationals entering Malaysia and their movements, to curb activities that could threaten national and regional security.