DAP Lawmaker Tony Pua Kiam Wee was denied entry into Sabah.
The 44-years-old Petaling Jaya Utara MP was told to take the next flight back to Kuala Lumpur after landing at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport at about 12.45pm today.
“The officials barring me from entering Sabah did not give me any reason, they just told me that this is an order by the state government,” The Star Online reported as the DAP national publicity secretary said when contacted.
Sabah DAP chairman Stephen Wong, who was with Pua until his return flight at 2pm, said the bar was uncalled for, adding that the Tony Pua was an elected representative and had a democratic right to visit.
He, however, said Sabah DAP respected the state’s immigration rights, which were guaranteed in the Federal Constitution and Malaysia Agreement 1963.
Tony Pua was supposed to attend several functions, including the launching of the Impian Sabah water projects in Keningau, Tenom and Sook as well as a forum on Saturday.
He was scheduled to return to Kuala Lumpur on May 1.