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Denial of entry: Vaiko to urge PM Modi to seek explanation from Malaysian government

Covai Post Network

MDMK chief Vaiko on Saturday said he would appeal to the prime minister Narendra Modi to seek an explanation from Malayaisa as to why he was denied entry and put on a plane back to India for his alleged connections with banned LTTE.

Malaysian authorities lacked common courtesy in the manner in which he was treated, Vaiko said on his arrival in Chennai. Immigration officials in Kuala Lumpur airport banned his entry to Malaysia on the grounds that he was a supporter of banned LTTE and a threat to that country

“I will write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, explaining the whole event and urge him to seek an explanation from the Malaysian government,” Vaiko told reporters on his arrival at Chennai airport.

The Malaysian government’s action is condemnable since there is no case registered against him in that country, the relationship between the two countries being good and he is a former Member of Parliament. Even the United States denied him entry because he belonged to a banned organisation.

“I told the US officials that I am not a member of that organisation but a supporter. But they did not accept that,” Vaiko said.

Vaiko said he was not able to travel to that country to meet his daughter and grandchildren.

The whole problem arose because of the former Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka here, who had sent Vaiko’s dossier about him to the embassies of all the countries. It is because of that dossier that Vaiko is unable to get visa from any country.

Vaiko said the Sri Lankan government does not want anybody to talk about the killings of Tamils in that country. But he said nothing in the world can stop his voice and he will continue to bring the uncomfortable truth before the world.

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