LTTE sympathisers seek lifting outfit’s overseas ban | Sunday Observer

LTTE sympathisers seek lifting outfit’s overseas ban

6 September, 2020

The LTTE linked diaspora and sympathetic groups have stepped up action to get the LTTE off the designated terrorist organisations lists overseas, foreign media reported.

The TGTE, an alleged LTTE front has appealed to the UK’s Proscribed Organisations Appeals Commission (POAC) in a bid to unban the group, which still remains a banned organisation in many countries including the EU.

According to media reports, a lawyer has pointed out that UK’s counter intelligence and security agency MI5’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) noted that the LTTE is no longer operational.

The Commission has the power to order the Home Secretary to unban the LTTE, the media reports stated.

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has said he did not support the fight and struggles championed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) but the local media quoted him saying, “Just because the movement was labelled as a terrorist group in other countries, it did not mean Malaysia should also follow suit.”