Published: Saturday March 2, 2013 MYT 4:44:00 PM
Malaysia bars Taiwanese environmentalist from entering
By ZUHRIN AZAM AHMD
PUTRAJAYA: The Immigration Department has barred a female Taiwanese environmental activist from entering Malaysia as her presence could disrupt public order.
Immigration director-general Datuk Alias Ahmad said their record showed that Kam Chen Yi had, during her previous visit, been involved in an activity that also tarnished the image of the country.
“Her name is in the list of prohibited immigrants.
“When her name appeared on list while her passport being processed, we referred the case to the Travel Controller Officer who issued a no land order against her,” he said.
Kam was reported to have participated in an anti-Rapid campaign in Pengerang, Johor last July.
Alias said she arrived at the KL International Airport at 2am on Saturday and left on a Taipei-bound Eva Airlines at 3.20pm.
Kam was reported to be heading for Langkawi to attend the Third Southeast Asian Marine Mammal Symposium.
Last month, Australian senator Nick Xenophon was not allowed into the country as his name was on the department's blacklist as a “prohibited immigrant”.
Xenophon had been listed as a prohibited immigrant because of his statements, which humiliated Malaysia.