The police are on the hunt for a man who claimed to be the commander-in-chief of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group, who treatened to shoot Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Abdul Hamid Bador.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Huzir Mohamed said the suspect had also sent threats via email to the media, that he would attack the Bukit Aman police headquarters and the Defence Ministry.

"The suspect is the same individual who was previously investigated under Section 4 (1) of the Sedition Act 1948 for reportedly making an insulting statement against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah)," Huzir told a press conference yesterday, reported Bernama.

According to him further, the police have opened two investigation papers under Section 507 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (AKM) 1998.

Several media outlets have recently reported receiving en amail containing the threat against Abdul Hamid from an individual, who also claimed he would launch attacks in Sri Lanka.

The now-defunct LTTE was embroiled in a civil war with the Sri Lankan army for almost three decades, in its quest for an independent Tamil state in the north and east of the country.

It is listed as a terrorist organisation in dozens of countries. Its reign ended in 2009 when the group was defeated by the Sri Lankan military.

Source: Bernama
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