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Malaysia rejects Hong Kong activist’s entry again

Malaysia rejects Hong Kong activist’s entry again

Malaysia denied entry to a political activist from Hong Kong on May 29, only three days after the police chief of Malaysia announced that the student leader of Umbrella Movenment, Joshua Wong, is put on a blacklist for fear of jeopardizing the country’s ties with China.

Leung Kwok-hung, a member of Hong Kong’s legislature famous for his protests in the legislative chamber and around the city, was forced to return to Hong Kong under the order of immigration officers at Kuala Lumper International Airport on Friday afternoon, stated on his Facebook page.
He was on his way to participate in events commemorating the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

“I know that the Malaysian government doesn’t like me; I’ve criticized the ruling government’s suppression of its opposition many times,” said Leung in a phone interview before his departure.
The organizer of the event, the Malaysian Working Group on the 26th Anniversary of June 4, proclaimed that the government’s decision is an act against freedom of speech.

Updated : 2021-09-23 19:18 GMT+08:00