Terror arrests in Malaysia over alleged links to LTTE deepen Malay suspicions of DAP

Counter-terror police in Malaysia arrest men, said to be sympathisers of the defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka, in Melaka and Penang.
Counter-terror police in Malaysia arrest men, said to be sympathisers of the defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka, in Melaka and Penang.PHOTO: MALAYSIAN POLICE

KUALA LUMPUR - The arrest last week of two Democratic Action Party (DAP) lawmakers among a dozen people over alleged links to the defunct Sri Lankan separatist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), has further fuelled the view among Malay hardliners that Malaysia's secularist ruling party harbours racial extremists.

The Chinese-dominated party has been accused of masterminding an agenda to undermine special privileges accorded to the Malay Muslim majority since coming to power in the May 2018 elections as part of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

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