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* Malaysian authorities arrest Sri Lankan indirectly linked to al-Qaeda
Fri, May 16, 2014, 12:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 16, Petaling Jaya: The Malaysian police on Wednesday have arrested a Sri Lankan man, who they say has indirect links to the al-Qaeda.

The Bukit Aman Special Branch counter-terrorism division has arrested the man at a house in Kepong Wednesday morning, the Star online reported.

The Sri Lankan, who is alleged to have indirect links to the al-Qaeda, is wanted for alleged terror activities in Sri Lanka and other countries.

The Police believe that the suspect had a terrorist network in Malaysia involving foreigners, and according to a source, the suspect had been hiding in Malaysia since 2011.

Reportedly the Police began following the suspect since December last year, monitoring his activities and contacts, the source has said.

The suspect, who had entered Malaysia with a fake passport, had been planning various terrorist attacks at other locations but not in Malaysia.

The Sri Lankan is suspected of trying to recruit people for terror activities. He had previous arrests in Bangkok and Singapore, a source said. Indian authorities had arrested two of his accomplices in Chennai based on information supplied by the counter-terrorism division.

Police say it will wait for extradition requests from other countries before deporting the suspect home , the report said.

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