Two male Chinese nationals have been deported from Malaysia for punching a pair of Malaysian immigration officers during a scuffle at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
The two immigration officers, Muhammad Firdaus and Mohd Sahlan, suffered minor injuries.
According to local newspaper The Star, the incident occurred at approximately 12.30am on Aug. 31, at the airport’s holding area for foreign visitors.
The New Straits Times reported that the two males, aged 28 and 30, were accompanied by a 33-year-old Chinese woman, and that their entry into Malaysia had been rejected. The trio were served “Not To Land” (NTL) notices as their reasons for entering the country had been deemed suspicious.
The immigration officers found the men loitering in the designated female section of the holding area, instead of the male section.
The officers proceeded to question the two Chinese nationals, asking them to move back to the male section. The two Chinese nationals refused and turned aggressive.
“One of them pushed and punched at Firdaus’s chest, while another one punched Sahlan.”Immigration Department director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud
Other immigration officers then rushed in to break up the fight. The two officers subsequently suffered bruises and small cuts.
The three Chinese nationals have since been deported from Malaysia and blacklisted from entering the country.