DAP believes two arrested assemblymen innocent of terrorist link


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 10 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The DAP believes in the innocence of its two assemblymen who were arrested on Thursday (Oct 10) over alleged connections with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), says party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

"Their involvement in the DAP so far has shown no indication that the two were involved in any activities that departed from the party’s stand of moderation, non-violence and peaceful resolution," he said in a statement hours after the arrests.

Noting that the DAP would be providing a legal team to represent the two legislators, he said party national vice-chairman M. Kula Segaran had been asked to represent the party in liaising with the relevant authorities, legislators and family members.

"DAP hopes that both our wakil rakyat (assemblyman) will take their present predicament as a challenge, with resilience and faith, that truth shall not only be made known and prevail but will also set them free," Lim said.

It was reported that the two assemblymen, from Melaka and Negri Sembilan, were among seven individuals arrested for alleged involvement in the LTTE.

They were picked up during an operation mounted by Bukit Aman (Federal) police in Melaka, Kedah and Negri Sembilan which began at 9am today. – Bernama

Related stories:

More arrests possible, say police after seven detained over Tamil Tigers

Tamil Tigers defunct: DAP MP baffled over arrest of seven

Police arrest seven, including politicians, for alleged links to Tamil Tigers


   

Across The Star Online


Air Pollutant Index

Highest API Readings

    Select State and Location to view the latest API reading

    Source: Department of Environment, Malaysia