An Australian lawmaker deported from Kuala Lumpur said on Sunday his expulsion was ordered by the "highest levels" of the Malaysian government over his push to promote free elections in the Southeast Asian nation.
File photo of a departure lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, pictured on November 27, 2012. Australian Senator Nick Xenophon was detained and barred from entering Malaysia upon landing in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.
Outspoken independent Senator Nick Xenophon, who was detained and barred from entering Malaysia upon landing in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, said he was whisked away to an interrogation area and told he was a security risk.
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