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Australian officials to appeal surgeon killer's release

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Australian officials said Sunday they would appeal a decision to free and deport to Malaysia a man who shot dead one of the country's top heart surgeons, saying he should serve more jail time. 

Photo illustration shows members of the New South Wales Police Force. Australian officials said Sunday they would appeal a decision to deport to Malaysia a man who shot dead one of the country's top heart surgeons, saying he should serve more jail time.

Chiew Seng Liew, 69, was one of two men jailed over the fatal shooting in 1991 of renowned doctor Victor Chang during a failed extortion attempt. He was granted parole Wednesday after serving 21 years of his 26-year sentence.

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