Chinese nationals deported after fracas at airport

02 Sep 2019 / 19:23 H.

SEPANG: Two Chinese nationals were deported after they attacked two immigration officers at the KL International Airport 2 for denying them entry into Malaysia on Saturday.

Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said yesterday the two, aged 28 and 30, were at a holding area after they were denied entry following discrepancies in their travel documents.

He said at about 12.30am, two immigration officers noticed that the foreign men had strayed from the male holding area and were spotted chatting with a 33-year-old Chinese woman who was being detained at the female holding area.

“On seeing this, the officers went up to the foreign men and told them to return to the male holding area. However, the foreigners refused to adhere to the orders and turned aggressive.

“They raised their voices before punching the officers and pushing them. A struggle ensued and other immigration personnel nearby intervened to assist the officers, who are aged 23 and 25. Both officers suffered swelling and light injuries,” he said.

Khairul said the men and the woman were blacklisted for entry into Malaysia.

He said all three were issued with a “not to land” notice under Section 8(3) of the Immigration Act for suspicious entry attempt and for not meeting entry criteria.

Khairul added both his officers made police reports over the case.

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