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Ramkarpal: No need to keep "LTTE suspects" detained

Ramkarpal Singh, MP for Bukit Gelugor, said there is no need to keep those detained for suspected “LTTE links” under the Security Offences Special Measures Act 2012 (SOSMA) as the investigation has concluded, Malaysiakini reported.

Singh noted  that investigation papers have been submitted to the Attorney General, therefore, “there is no need for the detainees to be further detained, although they have been remanded for a period of 28 days under SOSMA,” he said.

He also urged that the detainees should be granted bail if they are charged. Singh also reiterated his call for SOSMA to be repealed.

Malaysian authorities have arrested two lawmakers and give other activists for alleged links to the LTTE, which continues to be listed as a “terrorist organisation” in the country.

Malaysian police counter-terrorism chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay told reporters that the arrested people were suspected of “supporting, promoting, recruiting, fundraising for and possessing items linked to LTTE militants”.