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Australian MP questions deportation from Malaysia

An Australian lawmaker deported from Kuala Lumpur said Sunday his expulsion was ordered by the "highest levels" of the Malaysian government over his push to promote free elections in the Southeast Asian nation. Outspoken independent Senator Nick Xenophon, who was detained and barred from entering Malaysia upon landing in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, said he was whisked away to an interrogation area and told he was a security risk.

Malaysia to deport Australian politician

Malaysia detained an Australian politician at Kuala Lumpur airport Saturday, branding him a "prohibited immigrant" ahead of his expected deportation, in a move Canberra described as "disappointing". Nick Xenophon, an outspoken independent senator who has been critical of Malaysia's electoral system, was held at the international airport near the capital Kuala Lumpur upon his arrival from Melbourne.

Malaysia detains Australian politician at airport

Malaysia detained an Australian politician at Kuala Lumpur airport Saturday, branding him a "prohibited immigrant" ahead of his expected deportation, in a move Canberra described as "disappointing". Nick Xenophon, an outspoken independent Senator who has been critical of Malaysia's electoral system, was held at the international airport near the capital Kuala Lumpur upon his arrival from Melbourne. He is expected to be deported later Saturday.
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