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LTTE dragnet - they got the bogeyman they wanted

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COMMENT | "It is a threat to the nation if there are politicians with positions who are involved in supporting terrorist groups and work towards spilling blood." - Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin

The far-right and religious extremists wanted a bogeyman and now they have it.

Starting with Mohd Asri's attacks against Penang Deputy Chief Minister II, P. Ramasamy for daring to question the state’s enabling of Zakir Naik, the “LTTE threat to national security” narrative has been bubbling up in the rhetoric and hate speeches of some mainstream Malay politicians, academics and religious agitators ...

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