Chinese tourists attack immigration officers at klia2

The two Immigration officers were pushed and punched for telling duo to wait at the men’s ‘holding area’.

PETALING JAYA: Two immigration officers were attacked by foreigners who were not allowed to land at klia2 in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

In the 12.30am incident, Muhammad Firdaus and Mohd Sahlan, who were on duty, noticed two male Chinese nationals waiting in the female holding area designated for those who have been issued a “Not To Land” (NTL) notice, along with a female Chinese tourist.

The immigration officers told the men, aged 28 and 30, to leave the woman, aged 33, and go to the waiting area for men.

However, they refused and raised their voices and reacted aggressively.

“Suddenly, one of them pushed and punched Muhammad Firdaus’ chest. The other Chinese national punched and wrestled with Mohd Sahlan,” the Immigration Department said in a statement today.

The officers, aged 28 and 30, suffered light injuries, including bruises.

Other immigration officers rushed to their colleagues’ aid and stopped the scuffle, it said.

The two officers lodged a police report.

“The three tourists of Chinese nationality were then sent back (to China) and they will be blacklisted from entering Malaysia,” the department said.

All three were issued an NTL notice according to Section 8(3) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 for entering the country in a suspicious manner and for not following the conditions of entry.

Those issued with such notices cannot enter the country, the statement added.