KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today told those with proof that the previous government had given money to Tamils in Sri Lanka to lodge a police report, amid ongoing investigations into 12 individuals charged with supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) group.
He said the government has no “clear proof” of the money supposedly channelled to the victims of unrest in Sri Lanka.
“If the YB (Sungai Siput) has clear evidence, we ask him to lodge a police report so that action can be taken,” he said during ministerial question time in the Dewan Rakyat today.
He was responding to S Kesavan (PH-Sungai Siput), who asked about reports that Barisan Nasional had given US$1 million to the war victims in Sri Lanka.
DAP veteran and Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang, who raised the matter about two months ago, had asked if this should be construed as support for LTTE.
The 12 individuals, including assemblymen P Gunasekaran and G Saminathan of DAP, claimed trial to charges of terrorism under the Penal Code. They were charged in a Melaka court on Oct 29, two weeks after the end of a crackdown on alleged sympathisers of LTTE.