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Malaysia Punjab Warns Sikh Militants Not To Use Malaysia To Launch Terror Attacks

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    Once again we are hearing tell of the imminent danger of Sikh militants. The connection between Malaysian and the Commonwealth games is has been made once more - though initially these were separate reports. What is Patiala police chief Senior Superintendent Ranbir Singh getting at with the statement


    "We thank the Malaysian Government, we respect Malaysia as a sovereign state, so we need to channel our investigations through our ministry (of external affairs).

    "We hope the Malaysian Government will cooperate with us to fight terrorism," he told Bernama in an interview on Sunday."



    So far the Malaysian government has stated that it has no evidence of Sikh terrorists, militants, ultras operating on their soil. See also this link. Malaysian official seem a tad baffled.



    How does this statement configure as an offer of cooperation as per the professed intention?


    To a question, why the outlawed terrorist outfit had chosen Malaysia as their base, Khatra replied: "Malaysia and Thailand are international tourist places and they can enter these countries freely.


    Bernama.com a Malaysian news organization seems to have a decent grasp of the political history of Punjabi in the 1980's and 1990's.



    The article follows:
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    Punjab Warns Sikh Militants Not To Use Malaysia To Launch Terror Attacks
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    NEW DELHI, Aug 1 (Bernama) -- The Punjab police have warned Sikh militants not to use Malaysia as a base to launch terror strikes on India and destabilise the Commonwealth Games here in October.

    Mincing no words, Patiala police chief Senior Superintendent Ranbir Singh Khatra told the militants that they would not be able to operate on foreign soil to attack their motherland.

    "They (militants) cannot 'remote-control' from Malaysia. We are constantly gathering information on them. We are on our heels and constantly alert all the time.

    "(On our part) We will use diplomatic channels to detain at least four suspected Sikh militants who are allegedly hiding in Malaysia.

    "We thank the Malaysian Government, we respect Malaysia as a sovereign state, so we need to channel our investigations through our ministry (of external affairs).

    "We hope the Malaysian Government will cooperate with us to fight terrorism," he told Bernama in an interview on Sunday



    Khatra was responding to media reports that the Malaysian Government had acknowledged that several Sikh militants, allegedly having links with the once-lethal Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), could possibly be nesting in the country.

    Based on intellegence inputs, he revealed that three of the suspected Sikh militants, Harminder Singh, 45, Daljit Singh and Harpreet Singh, both in their 20s, all of whom are from the state of Punjab, were believed to be still in hiding in Malaysia.

    There are no details of the fourth suspect.

    To a question, why the outlawed terrorist outfit had chosen Malaysia as their base, Khatra replied: "Malaysia and Thailand are international tourist places and they can enter these countries freely.

    "From there, they can easily move to Pakistan."

    The fragmented KLF group, allegedly given financial backing and training by a foreign spy agency, was believed to be plotting to create unrest in Delhi during the games, revealed Punjab police.

    Indian security agencies have been on high alert, following the arrest of Pargat Singh, a suspected KLF militant and bomb-planting specialist, who had stayed in Malaysia for almost a year, and the discovery of 15kg of RDX from another Sikh militant last month.

    Since the 1980s, the Sikh militant group has waged an armed struggle to form a separate homeland for the Sikh community in Punjab -- the birthplace of the Sikh religion.

    But in the 1990s, the Punjab police annihilated most of its top hardliner leaders, forcing the organisation to break-up into smaller groups and operate from foreign soil.

    Under the weakened KLF wing, others like the ultra-Sikh Khalistan Commando Force and the Khalistan Zindabad Force are said to have linked up with powerful terrorist groups outside India, to carry out attacks.

    -- BERNAMA


    http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsgeneral.php?id=517996
     
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