‘No immigration report of deportation’

KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers representing Saudi Arabian journalist Hamza Kashgari Mohamad Najeeb said today that there were no immigration records showing that the 23-year-old was deported prior to a court injunction preventing the government from doing so. “We checked at the Subang airport immigration at between 2.15pm to 2.30pm and there were no immigration records of…

Malaysia defends deportation of Saudi journalist

Malaysia’s government on Monday defended its decision to deport a young Saudi journalist who may face persecution at home for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter. International rights groups have slammed the deportation but Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Malaysia was not a safe haven for fugitives. Jiddah-based newspaper columnist Hamza Kashgari, 23, was…