Police to determine if Mumbai terrorists used Malaysian passports

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Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Dec.1 : Police here are ascertaining if the terrorists who attacked southern Mumbai used Malaysian travel documents to facilitate their entry into that city.

The Star quoted Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar as saying that Malaysian travel documents were much sought after in the international arena because they were well received. He said this was mainly because Malaysia was a peaceful and safe country.

"That's why we believe that syndicates like to forge Malaysian travel documents," he said in a telephone interview last night.

He said Malaysian authorities would assist their Indian counterparts to investigate the identities of the gunmen who killed over 180 people and allegedly had Malaysian addresses.

However, Malaysian Consul-General to India Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah has dismissed the alleged Malaysian involvement in the terrorist attacks, clarifying that it was actually a fake Mauritius identity card.

Albar said the police were waiting for a detailed report from India, as there were conflicting reports.

Malaysia would give its full cooperation if requested, he said.

ANI

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