MDMK chief Vaiko detained in Malaysia: Hours after Vaiko was not allowed to enter Malaysia and was stopped at Kuala Lumpur airport where officials interrogated him over his alleged links with LTTE, his party workers held protests in front of the Malaysian consulate in Chennai,an ANI report said. Vaiko was today stopped from entering Malaysia and detained at the Kuala Lumpur airport where officials questioned him over his alleged links to the LTTE. He will be sent back to Chennai tonight, MDMK party revealed in a statement.
He was to attend the wedding reception of the daughter of the Deputy Chief Minister of Malaysian state of Penang P Ramasamy on Saturday. According to the party, when Vaiko landed at the Kuala Lumpur airport, officials there informed the MDMK leader that he was banned from entering Malaysia as his name was included in “in the list of persons dangerous to Malaysia,” a PTI report quoted the party as saying.
On being told by the authorities that there were “several cases pending against him in Sri Lanka,” he denied it saying he was an Indian citizen and also showed his passport to them.
“Still, the authorities did not accept it and made Vaiko sit in an enclosure in the immigration office. They took away his passport and told him that he should not step out of that place,” the release said.
Even as Ramasamy and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng tried to convince the officials, they did not allow Vaiko to enter the country, saying they have received the order from the Office of Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, the party said further.