Deputy minister blames ‘deep state’ for Tamil Tigers arrest


Sheridan Mahavera

Families of the Sosma detainees handing over a memorandum to Suhakam commissioner Jerald Joseph on Monday. Twelve men were arrested over alleged links to a defunct Sri Lankan Tamil militant group. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, November 27, 2019.

DEEP-STATE elements within the police force and Attorney-General’s Chambers were behind the arrests of two state lawmakers under a controversial anti-terror law, said deputy minister Sivarasa Rasiah.

The arrest of the two, along with 10 others for supposedly trying to revive a defunct Sri Lankan Tamil militant group, was aimed at politically damaging Pakatan Harapan, said the lawyer-turned-politician.


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  • Well Siva, the AG is back now and he should review the LTTE cases and decide if the prosecutions should proceed or not. As for the deep state within Bukit Aman, what is the IGP doing about that? Same with the rogue elements in the Home Ministry and AGC? Those operating on their own with impunity and misusing the law to serve the agenda of the former BN government or Opposition parties like PAS ought to be sacked from the public services.

    Posted 6 months ago by Gerard Lourdesamy

  • We want SOSMA to be repealed, and not diluted. Second the police guy who gave the order for the unjustified arrest should be removed from his position.

    Posted 6 months ago by Rupert Lum

  • Blame game again? You are now the government, just act!

    Posted 6 months ago by Tanahair Ku

  • You and your prime minister are responsible so please dont pretend it is the problem of others. Resign if you have no ability to run the country

    Posted 6 months ago by BC Lim

  • You and your prime minister are responsible so please dont pretend it is the problem of others. Resign if you have no ability to run the country

    Posted 6 months ago by BC Lim

  • You and your prime minister are responsible so please dont pretend it is the problem of others. Resign if you have no ability to run the country

    Posted 6 months ago by BC Lim

  • So what are you saying? As an elected official of the new government, appointed to be purportedly a responsible member of the cabinet-you are saying that the arrests ( and detention without trial) as terrorists is wrongful. You have been a lawyer for so many years-complaining about these draconian laws like the ISA. You kept on condemning this legislation all over in your speeches to the people as an opposition member seeking to be a member of the government. Now the opportunity has come-all you can say is that the arrests are
    wrong in law? DO YOU REALIZE THE RAMIFICATIONS OF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING? Why have
    not these people who arrested these innocent indian DAP members not hauled up, given an opportunity to be heard-and fired?????? You and your colleagues are no better than UMNO members. Shameful bums who have deprived these innocent men to be arrested under legislation that PH promised to be repealed, put them through a nightmare, defamed them and their families have to go through hell-worse still the financial aspect. What is PH doing? Looks like PKR has NO #$%^^ !! Sad to say the deep state is run by Mahathir
    Mohamed. My advise to you is that as a lawyer, MP and a cabinet minister -if you cant do
    anything-RESIGN! Why dont you get your then legal Assistant, Lateefa Koya to investigate this corrupt practise in the administration of justice. From what I see you guys gave yourselves cushy jobs, and replaced BN enjoying the grandeur, money and power-doing nothing to clear up this mess. You and the cabinet should be ashamed with yourselves.

    Posted 6 months ago by Purnama Belachan