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Malaysia arrests three suspected Tamil Tigers

May 28, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Three suspected members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been arrested in Malaysia, Police Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar said Sunday (May 25th), according to AFP.

Khalid said the trio-- in Malaysia since 2004-- were arrested in multiple raids in Selangor on May 15th and were being held under the Immigration Act.

"They used Malaysia as a base to collect funds, spread their propaganda, and were attempting to revive the defunct terrorist group at the international level," he said in a statement.

Khalid said they were registered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and thus able to remain in Malaysia without visas.

"We will not allow the country to be used as a place for them to hide or conduct any terror activities in the country or on foreign soil," he said.

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