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LTTE ideology still poses threat, says ex-IGP

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Former IGP Musa Hassan believes the LTTE network still exists. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which was involved in decades of bloodshed in Sri Lanka may have been defeated but its ideology still prevails and its sympathisers are still around, said former Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan.

Hence, the group’s ideology and supporters still posed a threat in any country, including Malaysia, Musa told Bernama in an exclusive interview.

The LTTE, led by V Prabhakaran, started a separatist movement to create the Tamil Eelam autonomous region in the north of the island claiming that the Sinhalese-majority group suppressed the Tamil minority in the country.

The LTTE terror campaign received moral support and funding from many including the Tamil diaspora who sympathised with the Tamil community in the country.

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