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Malaysian activist says barred by Australia

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A leading Malaysian rights activist who faces sedition charges at home has said he was denied a visa to enter Australia, raising suggestions Canberra had buckled to pressure from Kuala Lumpur. 

File photo of Malaysian social activist Haris Ibrahim at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on May 29, 2013. Ibrahim, who faces sedition charges at home has said he was denied a visa to enter Australia.

Haris Ibrahim, a strident campaigner against the Malaysian government now headed by Prime Minister Najib Razak, said he was seeking a meeting with Australian officials for clarification.

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