GEORGETOWN, May 26 – Scholarism of Hong Kong, Joshua Wong, 18, had been invited to the country to take part in academic talks on democracy in China. He was detained entry to Malaysia shortly after arriving at an airport on the northern island of Penang at 11:55am and sent back to Hong Kong on board Dragon Air flight KA634 at 12.55pm.
Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi claimed to have no knowledge that immigration had banned 18-year-old Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong from entering Malaysia. “Why was I denied entry to Malaysia? The Malaysian immigration staff said ‘This was the Government order’,” said Joshua Wong. “We’re very angry at the government’s action. There are no reason for Malaysian government to stop us from the organising any international talk on the democracy movement,” said a human rights activist Ng Yap-hwa.
Joshua Wong had been planned to attend four seminars which have been scheduled to speak in Penang, Ipoh and Johor from Tuesday to Thursday with Singaporean activist Han Hui Hui to talk about Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown this week. It had reported by South China Morning Post.