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DAP seeks explanation from Ramasamy on Tamil Tigers

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DAP is seeking an explanation from Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy on the allegations that he supports the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) movement.

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, however, is confident that Ramasamy will be able to explain himself.

"It is better for Ramasamy to explain clearly to anyone that wants his explanation because he had taken part in a peace mission, not just in Sri Lanka but also in Aceh before joining politics.

"I'm confident he'll have an answer," the state DAP chairperson was quoted as saying by Sinar Harian today.

Chow said this when asked about Perlis Mufti Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin's demand for DAP to state their stand on Ramasamy.

The Perai assemblyperson has denied being a supporter of the LTTE.

Ramasamy said he had been involved in the peace mission between Colombo and the LTTE between 2003 and 2006.

During the same period, he had also taken part in peace efforts in Aceh.

The accusations against Ramasamy surfaced as he criticised Putrajaya's refusal to extradite preacher Zakir Naik to India.

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