Malaysia deports suspected Tamil Tiger in credit card fraud
ECONOMYNEXT – Malaysia has deported to Sri Lanka a man suspected to have been a former Tamil Tiger fighter, after arresting him for overstaying his visa since 2012, a media report said.
Malaysia’s The Star newspaper in an online report said he was arrested by counter terrorism police.
Inspector General of Police, Khalid Abu Bakar was quoted as saying that he had admitted to being part of a fake credit card racket which was also "masterminded by other foreigners" and had extorted from "his fellow countrymen."
The police believed he could be collecting money to revive Tiger activities in Sri Lanka. Malaysia has a sizeable Tamil speaking population of Indian and Sri Lankan origin dating back to British rule when immigration and religious freedoms were more widespread.