Lax security blamed for poor Malaysian response in Sri Lankan envoy assault

Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Malaysia, Ibrahim Sahib Ansar

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.