The finance minister says critics should read his press statement and not distort it.
He explains that it is the police, not he or the home minister, who made the arrests.
The human resources minister says one should not believe what is disseminated on social media.
Opposition Leader Ismail Sabri Yaakob says LTTE remains illegal and Malaysia should not be the base for any terrorism activities.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng says police have promised a speedy investigation.
Penang deputy CM also demands release of 7 arrested over LTTE links, blames Zakir Naik's followers for tarnishing his name.
President Moreno has declared a state of emergency after protests eruption.
Transport unions have led the protests, joined by indigenous groups, students and other unions.
They also expect to recover tusks sawn off from elephant.
Three suspects arrested in Keningau for facilitating movements and recruiting militants are among 16 people nabbed by the police counter-terrorism unit since July.
Authorities have detained 57 people at the protests.
Police arrested some 106 protesters some found carrying hammers or petrol canisters.
Amnesty says police shine green lasers into the eyes of detainees in an act of retaliation.
Lawyers for Liberty says there will be no end to arrests if the authorities don’t make clear the restrictions on free speech.
Authorities have arrested more than 3,800 people in Kashmir, though about 2,600 have since been released.
Indonesian police say they have arrested 85 people in Papua since the unrest broke out in mid-August and are hunting for another 20 suspects.
Those arrested were told they were being investigated under shariah law for opposing fatwa on practice of Shi'ism.
In the provincial capital of Jayapura, 28 people have been arrested and named as suspects, and more face investigation.
Shop owners say they had unintentionally placed the Jalur Gemilang and Kedah flag in the wrong position.
Sunday's violent protests between the Hong Kong police force and demonstrators has resulted in more arrests, including that of a minor.
More violence is expected in Hong Kong today, as protestors rally against an extradition bill.
The detentions come amid growing tensions between China and western countries, including the United States and Australia.
The arrests at Camp Pendleton stem from a separate investigation of two other Marines arrested earlier this month on human trafficking charges.
Peka says it is the state that has encroached into customary Orang Asli land and not otherwise.