I was deported from Malaysia because of my 'LTTE links', says Vaiko
MDMK chief Vaiko, who was not allowed to enter Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, on Friday said that he was denied entry because of his links with LTTE.
Vaiko had flied to Malaysia for attending the wedding of Penang Deputy Chief Minister P Ramasamy's daughter scheduled for today.
However, he was stopped at the Kuala Lumpur airport and stopped from entering the country.
"As soon as I reached the check-in counter, they saw my name and said that I am blacklisted and can't enter Malaysia. Thereafter, I was taken to the immigration office where I was questioned for several hours," Vaiko said.
"They asked whether I was a Tamilian from Sri Lanka, I said no. I even showed them my ID card. They said that a lot of cases have been charged against me and asked me whether I belong to the LTTE. I said I am a supporter of the LTTE," he added.
According to Vaiko, he informed Penang Deputy Chief Minister of the development, who contacted Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Young.
However, the officials refused to budge from their stand and Vaiko’s case was taken to the Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister but to no avail.
"I showed them a wedding invitation. I told them that I had travelled to Kuala Lanpur in 2015 as well. Later, I apprised Deputy Chief Minister Ramasamy about this. He contacted Penang Chief Minister Lim Kuan. He later contacted Deputy Prime Minister to talk about my release," Vaiko said.
"The Penang Chief Minister told me that the officials are stubborn and that I am (seen as) a security threat to Malaysia. Later instructions came from the Deputy PM's office not to allow me to enter Kuala Lumpur," he concluded.