Malaysia to deport two Australian journalists over alleged PM security breach

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Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Mar.15 (ANI): The Malaysian Government today said that it would soon be deporting two Australian journalists, both reporters, for allegedly breaching security protocol while trying to interview Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Police said Australian journalists Eroglu Levent and Linton Joshua Besser, both working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), were arrested during the weekend after trying to approach Najib for an interview in an event held in Malaysia’s Sarawak state on North Borneo.

The two were investigated for obstructing a public servant while he was discharging his public functions, but prosecutors decided not to charge them, reported official news agency Bernama, citing a police statement.

Instead, the two would be deported, police said. They were earlier released on police bail after having their statements recorded.

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Meanwhile, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has expressed concern over the arrest.

Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, however, insisted that all media must abide by the laws of his country. (ANI)

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