Indian politician Vaiko was detained by Immigration Department officers after he landed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) this morning and has been denied entry into the country.
This was confirmed by Immigration Department director-general Mustafar Ali.
"Because he is blacklisted from entering the country. That's why he was not allowed to enter," Mustafar Ali told Malaysiakini, without giving reasons for the entry ban on Vaiko.
Vaiko is the founder and current secretary-general of the political party Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), and had been invited to the country by Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy to attend his daughter's wedding banquet tomorrow...