Lax security blamed for poor Malaysian response in Sri Lankan envoy assault
An appalling lack of security at the airport and a corrupt Malaysian administration are blamed for the brutal assault on the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Malaysia, Ibrahim Sahib Ansar, by local Indian Tamil radicals at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), the New Indian Express reported.
Informed sources have told Express that security at the KLIA is no lax that anyone can enter it and go up to the immigration area without any security check of their person and bags.
“There is no concept of VVIP security to ensure that high risk individuals are protected against demonstrators, thugs or terrorists. In fact the Sri Lankan envoy was beaten up by intruding thugs in the “No Entry” (High Security) area.
Envoy Ansar had alerted the police well in advance about a potential threat to Sri Lankan dignitaries in view of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to Kuala Lumpur to attend an international political parties’ conference. But no special security systems were put in place,” the NIE added.
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Sri Lanka is a small helpless country these days it has become a football and being kicked everywhere. Just take the brutal attack on Sri Lanka Cricket team few years ago in Lahor, Pakistan. Why they selected attack SL cricket team? Why not other visiting teams? If India is worried about attacks they should stop attacks to Sri Lankan Buddhist monks in Chennai, attacks on SL airline office and protests targeting SL embassy in Tamil Nadu. In this particular attack in KLP, CCTV cameras clearly identify 7 attackers. Only two been charged. What about the remaining 5? If this Diplomat can be attacked in the High Security zone and culprits can escape there is a security concern about the airport.
Yeah, blame everyone else except that self seeking former leader of SL.
The SL Ambassador to Malaysia has nil diplomatic credentials.
He should not have been there in the first place.
Who has diplomatic credentials? Is our Honorable Foreign minister having diplomatic credentials? When a diplomat is appointed by a country the host country accepts the person and give all the diplomatic privileges. It is not Toms and Jones to decide whether the person is to be fit to be there or not and take the law in to their own hands. At least the government of Malaysia should have apologized to Sri Lanka for this blunder.
I have no idea who you are and where do you live.
Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Malaysia, Ibrahim Sahib Ansar is the most experienced chief protocol available for Sri lanka. He is not biased to anyone and he is clean to carry out the proper protocols to the foreign affairs.
Before writing a comment, educate yourself about the person that you are targeting of.
It will be useful for your day to activities as well.
Do you know that foreign ministry pressurized the high commission, not to provide any assistance to former executive president? And not to provide any escort or request any security?
If we dig, blame will goes to the SL govt.
And do you know that your blood flows to the west rather than to the east? and you are not living in Sri Lanka? may be you are not aware about that too. Blind folded?
Also we saw a news on daily mirror sometime back Mohd Mussamil will be the next successor to the Sri Lankan High commission in Malaysia, is he having diplomatic credentials?
Is he having and background or education under foreign affairs?
My Dear Niyamasinhalaya,
I am a proud citizen of Sri Lanka and a Lion Flag adorns my desk where I make an honest living.
HC Ansar has no diplomatic credentials whatsoever; he was appointed by the MR1 Govt in 2003.
The former president did not attend the conference as a ‘former President’; he attended the conference as a member of Dinesh Gunawardane’s MEP and not SLFP.
If the current Foreign Ministry pressurised the Malaysian HC not to provide any assistance to Dinesh Gunawaradane and Mahinda Rajapaksa during the visits, why did the stupid Sahibu Ansar go to the Airport to send off Dinesh Gunawardane? This is when he was beaten up.
The Yahapalana Foreign Ministry has appointed former Mayor of Colombo, Mohammed Muzzamil as the next HC to Malaysia. That is again stupid. 1st, Muzzamil does not have any diplomatic credentials; the only qualification he has is that he is an expert B____ Sucker who gets along with all political parties.
These thambiyas go to Malaysia as HC and create their own business networks with their thambiya brothers there at the cost of the amude-wearing taxpayer of Sri Lanka.
Unfortunately, our dumb politicians are easily duped by these thambiyas.
@Gratien Pereira, You might be showcasing the lion flag for different reasons.
You know nothing about him. He was chief protocol in MEA before taking over the mission.
Read his history at MEA in SL. He serves in Egypt, Dubai as well before Malaysia under many governments.
He went to the airport to drop Minister Daya Gamage and his wife Anoma Gamage. In the same flight other ministers also returned. You know nothing about it.
Agree with details about Mussamil, he is an idiot.
He may have been the Chief of Protocol when Vass Gunawaradane was supervising MP of the MEA.
Can you see, he previous service has been in thambiya countries ( Egypt, Dubai, Malaysia) where he has been creating networking links with his thambiya brothers over there.
What has this Malaysian HC achieved in his 3 year term?
What were the trade volumes (Malaysia and SL) in 2013 and what are they now?
Was there an increase in tourist arrivals, both ways, in these 3 years?
Suggest that this HC be suspended from service when he returns shortly and be charged for dereliction of duties and action instituted to regain all his earnings.
Yes, he went to airport to snd off his mate, Dinesh and there, he bumped into Daya and Wife who went to the conference for a joy-ride.
I see something fishy when MR invited Daya Gamage to join JO, after returning from Malaysia.