PUTRAJAYA, December 8 – The Immigration Department has revoked the Malaysian international passports of controversial blogger Alvin Tan and political activist Ali Abdul Jalil with immediate effect, said director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim.
He said an official letter would be sent to their addresses in Malaysia, the revocation gazetted and an announcement published in the newspapers, he told a news conference.
Mustafa said the activities of the duo had caused discomfort in terms of safety among Malaysians.
“The revocation of the passports is a warning to all that the department will not hesitate to act against those who insult the courts, Islam and the rulers,” he said.
The revocation of Tan and Ali’s passports is the first such action by the Immigration Department.