2nd China activist barred from entering Malaysia

2nd China activist barred from entering Malaysia
Radical legislator Leung Kwok-hung, also known as Long Hair

PETALING JAYA: Democracy activist Leung Kwok-Hung has been barred from entering Malaysia, the second from China to be stopped at the airport this week.

Immigration director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim said the 59-year-old was detained at about 1.20pm at the KL International Airport's arrival gate yesterday.

"He had just arrived from Hong Kong. When we approached him, he did not try to resist arrest.

"He was escorted by enforcement personnel and deported to China at about 2.45pm the same day," he said.

Mustafa added that Leung, who is also known as Long Hair in his motherland, was listed in the department's suspicion list.

"We got a directive that Leung is not allowed to land. Like Joshua Wong, an NTL (no permission to land) notice was issued against Leung.

"We will deport individuals whom we suspect could compromise public order," he said.

Leung touched on the episode in a Facebook post.

"Just arrived in Kuala Lumpur, ready to participate in a locally organised forum (but) my passport was taken away by the Immigration Department and I was asked on the reason of entry and the duration of my stay," he said.

It is believed that Leung was scheduled to join a talk titled "Chinese Democracy" in Jalan Universiti yesterday night.

On Tuesday, Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong was barred from entering Malaysia after landing at Penang airport at 11.55am.

He was scheduled to attend a forum titled "The Uprising of Youth and New Social Activism in Singapore and Hong Kong" at Auditorium A at Komtar that night.

Wong was deported on the next flight at 12.55am.

The 18-year-old student leader is said to have been scheduled to speak at forums in Penang, Ipoh, Johor and Petaling Jaya on June 3, the eve of the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest.

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