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Tigers everywhere: Malaysia’s terrorism mystery

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Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night;

What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

To begin let me hasten to clarify that the above verse is not an ode to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE); it is part of a 1794 poem by William Blake which all students of my vintage had to memorise in our English Literature class.

I’m just being cautious, mind you; having run afoul of the all-powerful fugitive preacher from India, I have to be careful that any reference I make to tigers is not equated with sympathy for the LTTE and result in another round of questioning by the police.

Blake’s poem came to mind for no apparent reason, perhaps because there seems to be no apparent reason behind the sudden surge in LTTE activity. It is certainly a little more than intriguing that a long-dead Sri Lankan terror organisation would suddenly rise, phoenix-like from the ashes, in Malaysia of all places….

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