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MDMK's Vaiko detained in Kuala Lumpur airport for alleged LTTE links; will be sent back to India

Vaiko will be sent back to Chennai by a Malaysian Airlines flight tonight

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

MDMK's Vaiko detained in Kuala Lumpur airport for alleged LTTE links; will be sent back to India

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) Chief was today stopped from entering and detained at the Kuala Lumpur airport, where officials questioned him over his alleged links to the

He will be sent back to Chennai by a Malaysian Airlines flight tonight, the said in a release here. He is expected to reach here by 10.45 pm.

The leader was scheduled to attend the wedding reception of the daughter of the Deputy Chief Minister of Malaysian state of Penang, P Ramasamy, on June 10.

The party said when landed at the this morning, immigration authorities told him that he had been banned from entering the country since his name figured "in the list of persons dangerous to "

Officials told him that "he belonged to the in Sri Lanka," and quizzed him over the outfit, the party said.

When was told that there were "several cases against him in Sri Lanka," he denied it and told them that he was an Indian citizen and showed them his passport too.

"Still, the authorities did not accept it and made 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.

apprised Deputy Chief Minister Ramasamy on the development.

Despite Ramasamy and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's efforts, officials did not permit the pro-Tamil leader to enter saying they "have got an order from the office of Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister," the party said.

Ramasamy also talked to over the phone. The latter told him that he had not been "harmed" but was "made to sit in a place where I could not meet anyone," the said.

First Published: Fri, June 09 2017. 15:10 IST
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