Malaysian Bar: Authorities need to explain why 12 were charged over LTTE links

PETALING JAYA: Now that Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas has dropped charges against 12 individuals with alleged links to the now-defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), authorities will need to give Malaysians a good answer as to why they were arrested in the first place, says the Malaysian Bar.

Its president Datuk Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor (pic) said the AG exercised his discretion to discontinue the case and there was a lack of evidence to prove that the 12 had links to the group based on a statement released by the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC).

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