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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

Petition: Release 12 LTTE suspects and Annul LTTE from the AMLA 2001 list

Kula Lumpur, 09 February, (Asiantribunecom):

A group of Tamils from Malaysia has sent in a petition to Government of Malaysia for the release of those 12 suspected members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and for their name stricken off from the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA) list.

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which has said to be defunct since 2009, has been listed as a terrorist organization (‘specified entity’) through the AMLA Act from the year 2014 by the Malaysian Government.

According to the petitioners, listing of LTTE was not made aware to the public, and without any prior warning or notice, the 12 individuals were arrested and charged with supporting LTTE in 2019.

A group of Tamils in Malaysia and from many other countries have been said to be expressing their sympathy for their fellow kinsmen being systematically murdered for the past 6 decades in Sri Lanka.

The petition claims that the LTTE was standing up for the rights of their Tamils against the genocidal agenda of the Sri Lankan Government and its forces in their own homeland.

The petition also claimed that Malaysia had never encountered threats from the LTTE since its establishment in the late 1970s. LTTE had declared that it is laying down its arms in May, 2009.

Therefore, the petitioners have stated that (Quote) “we humbly demand lawmakers to propose the release of the 12 accused individuals in the Malaysian Parliament and the have Senate. We ask that the lawmakers voice out for the withdrawal of charges against these individuals.

We also implore the Home Ministry to annul the listing of the LTTE from the AMLA list.

We hope that this petition will bring about the freedom and reunification of these 12 persons with their families.”(End Quote)

- Asian Tribune -

Petition: Release 12 LTTE suspects and Annul LTTE from the AMLA 2001 list
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