Malaysia to investigate detention of Taiwanese national

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-03-15

Malaysia’s deputy prime minister has ordered an investigation into the detention of a Taiwanese national at Kuala Lumpur’s international airport.

The unnamed Taiwanese national was detained on March 9 after being refused entry to Malaysia for presenting a damaged passport. The Taiwanese national says she then had her passport and mobile phone confiscated and was told to pay custom officials money. She was held for a total of 35 hours before being sent on a return flight to Taiwan.

In a Facebook post Tuesday, Malaysian official Tiong King Sing said that the Taiwanese national should have been allowed to call a local friend, contact Taiwan’s representative office in Malaysia, or return to Taiwan on the next available flight. Tiong said that Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmad Zahid bin Hamidi has ordered a probe into the incident.    [FULL  STORY]

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