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Youth arrested in Penang over alleged LTTE links

Susan Loone

Published
Modified 12 Oct 2019, 10:48 am

Another youth has been picked up by officers from Bukit Aman in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, over his alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Liberation Tiger (LTTE).

A source from Bukit Aman confirmed the arrest, saying 25-year-old Thanaraj Sivam was one of five people arrested today in connection with the LTTE.

The store assistant was picked up at 10am at Bukit Minyak, Seberang Perai.

This brings the number of suspects detained under the Special Offences (Security Measures) Act (Sosma) to 12.

On Oct 11, seven including two DAP leaders were nabbed and alleged to have promoted, supported, and had possessed materials and distributed funds involving the LTTE.

According to Special Branch's Counter-Terrorism Division chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, Police has 28 days to probe the matter under Special Offences (Security Measures) Act (Sosma).

Ayob did not rule out the possibility of more individuals being detained to assist in the investigation.