Two Australian reporters arrested in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, March 13 (IANS) Two Australian reporters were arrested in Malaysia for crossing the security line during an event attended by Prime Minister Najib Razak, police said on Sunday.

The reporters aggressively tried to approach the prime minister during his visit to Sarawak state on Saturday evening. They were arrested for not following police instructions, Xinhua news agency reported.

The two, from Australian Broadcasting Corp, were in Sarawak to cover the visit of Najib Razak.

They were released on police bail on Sunday but are under investigation for “obstructing a public servant in the discharge of his public functions”, police said.

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