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Forgiving the Sri Lanka bombers
Forgiving the Sri Lanka bombers
Forgiving the Sri Lanka bombers

Six months ago, on Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka was hit by one of the world’s worst terrorist attacks this century. The town of Negombo suffered the deadliest bombing, when 115 people died while attending Mass. Hasaru Jayakody lost his mother in the explosion – and spent his 17th birthday recovering from shrapnel injuries in hospital. BBC correspondent…

BBC - Oct 21 13:08 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, Malaysia ]

PM cannot overlook human rights in Sri Lanka visit
PM cannot overlook human rights in Sri Lanka visit

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s three-day trip to Sri Lanka might be important from a diplomatic point of view, but certain parties will expect human rights issues to be raised with the Sri Lankan leaders. Najib is on an official visit to Sri Lanka with some of his cabinet ministers, like the Health Minister, Dr S Subramaniam, Minister in the Prime Minister's…

Malaysiakini - Dec 18 18:47 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, Malaysia, WarCrimes ]

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  - Malaysia and Sri Lanka to enhance cooperation in many fields - Sunday Times
Gary Anandasangaree
  • Why wasn’t Rahul Gandhi pressed on Sri Lanka?

    Why wasn’t Rahul Gandhi pressed on Sri Lanka?

    I can understand why questions on Sri Lanka were avoided or not asked when Rahul was in Singapore. But surely, when he was in Kuala Lumpur, someone in the audience could have raised questions about the massacre of innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka. Even if Gandhi or the Indian National Congress then was not responsible, surely there were close ties between the…

    Malaysiakini - Mar 13 14:53 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu, Malaysia ]

  • ‘Sri Lanka behind mydetention in Malaysia’

    ‘Sri Lanka behind mydetention in Malaysia’

    MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Saturday alleged that the Sri Lankan government was behind the decision of the Malaysian government denying him entry into the country. “I participated in the International Tamil Conference in Penang in 2014-15 and we adopted a resolution that Sri Lanka should be tried in the International Court of Justice for its atrocities…

    Hindu - Jun 12 14:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Malaysia, WarCrimes ]

  • Westports keen to participate in Sri Lankan port project

    Westports keen to participate in Sri Lankan port project

    Westports Holdings Bhd has confirmed that it is keen to participate in the Hayleys PLC-led consortium bidding to complete the construction of Colombo Port’s East Container Terminal in Sri Lanka.“Westports had submitted an expression of interest to participate in the consortium bidding for Colombo Port’s new terminal as reported and the consortium bidding is an…

    Star - May 03 19:22 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Economy, Malaysia, WarCrimes ]

  • Tamil NGOs protest against Sri Lankan president's visit

    Several political parties and Indian non-governmental organisations have threatened to hold demonstrations if the Government allows Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena to make a visit to the country. Johor PKR vice-chairman Rony Murugan expressed his dismay over the Sirisena's scheduled visit here, adding that the Government should take into consideration the…

    Star - Dec 10 13:06 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Malaysia, WarCrimes ]

  • Malaysian duo plead not guilty to assaulting Sri Lankan envoy

    Malaysian duo plead not guilty to assaulting Sri Lankan envoy

    TWO men claimed trial in Malaysia on Friday to charges of rioting and causing injury after they were nabbed over the assault of Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the country. A report on The Star said the two – businessman A. Kalaimughilan, 26, and taxi driver V. Balamurugan, 32, both from Sungai Siput, a small township in the northern state of Perak – were…

    Asian Correspondent - Sep 15 16:34 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Malaysia ]

  • -Sri Lanka must be held accountable for war crimes

    -Sri Lanka must be held accountable for war crimes

    Malaysia must make its membership in the UN Security Council (UNSC) worthwhile by lobbying for a Resolution to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes, crimes of aggression, genocide and crimes against humanity, said Batu Kawan MP Kasthuri Patto in a statement. She reminded the war crimes arise from the bloody massacre of over 200,000…

    FMT - Sep 06 10:21 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Malaysia, WarCrimes ]

  • Inviting Rajapaksa insensitive to Tamil feelings

    Inviting Rajapaksa insensitive to Tamil feelings

    Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy has warned the Malaysian Government there are already protests by local Tamil groups against former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa being invited to attend a conference in Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian Government is being totally insensitive and uncaring towards the tragic plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka, added Ramasamy.…

    FMT - Sep 02 18:20 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Malaysia, WarCrimes ]

  • Indonesia vows to help stranded Tamil migrants

    Indonesia vows to help stranded Tamil migrants

    Indonesia has vowed to provide humanitarian assistance to 43 Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka stranded in Aceh and connect them with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR), having permitted them to come ashore after a week of attempting to force them back out to sea. “UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration [IOM] will further assist us…

    Jakarta Post - Jun 21 15:21 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Refugees, World, Malaysia ]

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      - Indonesia Lets Aid Groups Assist Tamil Migrants in Aceh - AP
  • Recruiting ex-Sri Lankan soldiers an affront to all Tamils

    Recruiting ex-Sri Lankan soldiers an affront to all Tamils

    Crime Prevention Network Association (NPNA) President Alex Chandran Krishnan said such a move would not only help fill-up vacant posts but contribute to the professionalism of security guards in general. While agreeing that vacancies in the security services sector need to be filled, recruiting former Sri Lankan soldiers, invariably, Sinhalese, into the country might…

    Free Malaysia Today - Mar 08 14:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Malaysia, WarCrimes ]

  • Penang forum on search for peace in Sri Lanka

    Penang forum on search for peace in Sri Lanka

    The Penang international forum on human rights violations hopes to raise the matter of the OISL Report and serious concerns of the crimes against human rights violations in Sri Lanka. Some of the speakers would be able to critically examine the implications of a purely domestic inquiry and to what extent it will address questions of truth, justice and reconciliation…

    Malaysiakini - Nov 18 13:21 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Malaysia, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Malaysia: Drop Charges for Showing Film

    Malaysia: Drop Charges for Showing Film

    The Malaysian authorities should end their prosecution of a local activist for her role in showing a documentary film without censorship board approval, Human Rights Watch said today. Malaysia’s Federal Court will hear Lena Hendry’s challenge to the constitutionality of the Film Censorship Act on September 14, 2015. Hendry, a staff member of the human rights…

    HRW - Sep 14 09:53 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Malaysia, WarCrimes ]

  • Malaysia extradites Lankan terror suspect wanted by India to Sri Lanka

    Malaysia has reportedly deported a Sri Lankan national arrested in Kuala Lumpur for an alleged conspiracy to carry out terror attacks on the American and Israeli consulates in South India to Sri Lanka, ignoring New Delhi's extradition request. India, according to the Colombo Page web site, had sought the extradition of Mohammad Hussain Mohammad Sulaiman, a…

    ANI - Dec 15 20:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Malaysia ]

  • Umno signs MoU with North Korea and Sri Lanka in fostering closer relations

    Umno today signed two memoranda of understanding to foster closer relationships with North Korean and Sri Lankan political parties here today. Its Secretary-General Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor signed the MoUs on behalf of Umno with Workers' Party of North Korea (WPK) and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) on the sidelines of the Umno General Assembly 2014…

    Sun Daily - Nov 26 13:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Muslims, Malaysia ]

  • TNB signs agreement in Sri Lanka over renewable energy project

    TNB signs agreement in Sri Lanka over renewable energy project

    Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has signed an investment agreement with KLS Energy Sdn Bhd, KLS Energy Sri Lanka Sdn Bhd and KLS Energy Lanka (Private) Ltd over the 35 megawatt renewable energy hybrid wind and solar power project in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. TNB in a filing to Bursa Malaysia today said it had been invited by KLS Energy to acquire a stake in its wholly-owned…

    MoL - Jul 25 12:31 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SriLanka, Malaysia ]

  • Malaysia police arrest four suspected Tamil Tigers

    Malaysia police arrest four suspected Tamil Tigers

    Malaysian police on Friday said they have arrested four more suspected Tamil Tiger separatists, including a man allegedly involved in the attempted assassination of a former Sri Lankan president. The arrests come after three Sri Lankans, including two refugees, were deported in May amid a crackdown on suspected militants, prompting criticism from the United Nations…

    AFP - Jul 04 13:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Malaysia ]

    Related:
      - Malaysian police make new arrests of suspected Sri Lankan Tamil activists - Reuters
  • Lessons for Sri Lanka's Hambantota from Penang

    Over four years since the hub strategy was articulated, strong progress has been made on setting up the infrastructure, but much of the foreign investments have not been in to these hubs – they have largely been in tourism and mega property developments in the city of Colombo. If Sri Lanka is to fully harness the power of the mega infrastructure drive, it is clear…

    LBO - Jun 02 13:40 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Economy, Malaysia ]

  • Malaysia arrests three Tamil Tiger suspects

    Malaysia arrests three Tamil Tiger suspects

    Malaysian police say they have arrested three Sri Lankans accused of trying to revive the Tamil Tiger rebel group. They are accused of raising funds and spreading propaganda for the group. A police spokesman was quoted as saying the suspects were senior operatives and had registered with the UN as refugees to "avoid suspicion". The now defunct Tamil Tigers…

    BBC - May 26 13:31 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Malaysia ]

    Related:
      - Cops arrest 3 suspected 'Tigers' - NST
  • Explore Investment Opportunities In Sri Lanka, Urges Envoy

    Sri Lanka offers immense opportunities for Malaysian investors, especially in infrastructure development, Malaysia's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Azmi Zainuddin said."Malaysian companies have always been here, even during the war, especially in the telecommunications and infrastructure segment. Now there are more opportunities available and we should take advantage…

    Bernama - Apr 21 14:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, SriLanka, Malaysia ]

  • Man held for organising LTTE gathering

    Man held for organising LTTE gathering

    A man has been arrested under the Sedition Act for organising a gathering in Kulim, Kedah, on Saturday to mark the birthday of Tamil Tigers chief V Prabhakaran, who was killed by Sri Lankan forces. DAP national vice-chairman M Kulasegaran urged the police to publicly state whether the Liberation of Tamil Tigers (LTTE) was banned in Malaysia. The Ipoh Barat MP quoted…

    Free Malaysia Today - Dec 19 13:28 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Malaysia ]

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