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Muhyiddin said LTTE is still considered a terrorist group even though it had been banned for some time. NSTP/RASUL AZLI SAMAD

MELAKA: Police have strong evidence to conduct investigations against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) based on intelligence carried out over a long period of time.

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said police intelligence showed there was strong evidence of terrorism or possibility of terrorism from LTTE in the country.

“The basic question is not on LTTE but police intelligence found there are elements of terrorism or possible terrorism during their probe into LTTE,” he said.

Muhyiddin said LTTE is still considered a terrorist group even though it had been banned for some time.

He said the decision to investigate the group was made by the police based on intelligence gathering done for a long time because they did not want to see any locals or foreign parties getting involved in terrorism.

“We have to nip it in the bud or take stern action based on the law… for me, the Royal Malaysia Police action were to safeguard the country’s security.

“I hope all parties understand as we want to ensure the country remains peaceful as the elements of terrorism are not dependent on race. If there are Daesh (supporters) among the Malays and Muslims, we will also take action.” he said.

Muhyiddin said this after attending an investiture ceremony in conjunction with the 81st birthday of Melaka Yang Dipertua Negeri, Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob at Balai Istiadat, Seri Negeri in Ayer Keroh today.

He was the sole recipient of the Darjah Utama Negeri Melaka (DUNM) which carries the title Datuk Seri Utama. -- Bernama

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