Malaysia deports Australian reporters over security breach

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Kuala Lumpur, March 15 (IANS) Two Australian reporters who allegedly crossed the security line at an event to interview the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak would be deported, police said on Tuesday.

Eroglu Levent and Linton Joshua Besser from Australian Broadcasting Corporation were arrested on Saturday after trying to approach Najib for an interview in an event held in Malaysia’s Sarawak state.

The two were investigated for obstructing a public servant in discharging his public functions, but prosecutors decided not to charge them, Xinhua news agency reported.

Instead, the two would be deported, the police said.

They were earlier released on police bail after having their statements recorded.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop expressed concern over the arrest.

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