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Interpol may track Hindraf activities

Malaysian police will seek help from int'l agencies like Interpol and Europol to observe the overseas activities of Hindraf.

india Updated: Dec 19, 2007 14:39 IST

Malaysian police will seek help from international agencies like Interpol and Europol to monitor the overseas activities of Hindraf which spearheaded protests by ethnic Indians against alleged marginalisation.

Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Mohd Johari Baharom told reporters that the agencies involved were the European Law Enforcement Organisation (Europol), Asean police (Aseanapol) and Interpol.

Malaysian police had earlier accused the Hindu Right Action Force (Hindraf) of having links with terror outfits, including the LTTE. "They are not only monitoring the group, but everything," he was quoted as saying in Kuching by Malaysian news agency Bernama.

Johari was commenting on reports of attempts by one of the leaders of the group, P. Waytha Moorthy, to garner support abroad.

He said the Malaysian police's "good ties" with international law enforcement agencies would enable the force to obtain more information on crime activities abroad.

On Dec 13, five Hidraf were held under the Internal Security Act (ISA) and send to two-year detention.

They are P. Uthayakumar, 46, M. Manoharan, 46, R. Kenghadharan, 40, V. Ganabatirau, 34, and T. Vasantha Kumar, 34.