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Five persons have been arrested over the assault of Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Malaysia Ibrahim Ansar last Sunday.

Ansar was assaulted by a group on Sunday by a group at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

“The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur is coordinating with local law enforcement authorities in Malaysia and other relevant local authorities to identify perpetrators and assist with investigations,” Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said in a statement.

Meanwhile, reports said that a separate probe into the incident was being conducted by the Defence Ministry.

  • Noor Nizam – Canada.

    The Muslim Voice” vehemently denounces this attack on our High Commissioner to Malaysia – HE. Ibrahim Sahib Ansar, and the Chief Monk of the Sri Lankan Buddhist temple in Sentul, KL, Malaysia by the LTTE gangs of Indian origin as reported.
    “The Muslim Voice” wishes HE. Ibrahim Sahib Ansar early recovery from the attack and return to his family, Insha Allah. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka making just a statement that they strongly condemn these attack is not enough.
    The government of Sri Lanka should take all necessary steps to demand the Malaysian Government to track down these Indian origin LTTE culprits and bring them before the “Rule of Law” in Malaysia at the earliest and appropriate punishment should be mooted against them. The Malaysian Police, Airport Security and the Government of Malaysia should tender a formal apology to HE. Ibrahim Sahib Ansar and the Sri Lankan Buddhist monk and the Government of Sri Lanka and assure that such a repetition will not occur in the future.
    “The Muslim Voice” expresses its concern especially because HE. Ibrahim Mohamed is a member of the Sri Lankan Muslim Community who is a longstanding and respected career diplomat of the Sri Lankan Foreign Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka and the Buddhist monk a native of Sri Lanka, a brother community in Sri Lanka.
    “The Muslim Voice” is also concerned about the behaviour of the Sri Lankan High Commission staff member who was accompanying the High Commissioner as the video shows “body language signs” that this official ran away leaving the High Commissioner to be beaten up and later appears casually holding his cellphone camera and pretending to look for something on the floor.
    Forensic analysis of this situation will tell the motive behind this officials actions which has to be probed at a high level by the Malaysian police and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka.
    Muslim Civil Society movements/groups and Muslim politicians should take up this matter with the government and also bring it to parliament for discussion. The Malaysian government should stop talking this incident as a “DRAMA” as quoted/stated in some news media in Sri Lanka. Just expressing “REGRET” to HE. Ibrahim Sahib Ansar is NOT ENOUGH. The perpetrators have to be brought to account without delay. The Malaysian government/authority should also take immediate action to punish the two Malaysian security officials who failed to do their duty in defending/protecting the High Commissioner during being assaulted.