Radio Taiwan International
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]