HK student activist Joshua Wong denied entry to Malaysia

Immigration officials on Tuesday barred Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong from entering Malaysia at the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas, The Star Online reported.

Wong was scheduled to attend a forum titled “The Uprising of Youth and New Social Activism in Singapore and Hong Kong” at Auditorium A in Komta on Tuesday night.

Forum organising committee member Chin Kae Min said Wong, who was one of the thre speakers at the forum, was deported immediately on the next flight at 12.55am.  He arrived at 11.55am.

The 18-year-old student leader was said to have been scheduled to speak at forums in Penang, Ipoh, Johor and Petaling Jaya on June 3, the eve of the 26th anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre.

After hearing of that Wong was denied entry to Malaysia, NGO leaders took to Twitter to express thier views, criticising the action.

Wong has become the face of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy student protest movement, leading students in a massive protest in 2014.