Artist Fahmi Reza says he is on Immigration blacklist, not allowed to leave Malaysia
If a convicted criminal with 42 corruption charges against him can get clearance to leave the country, I hope Bukit Aman can give me the clearance too. No double standards.
(MMO) – After being summoned by police for the second time in a month, political artist and activist Fahmi Reza said the authorities have banned him from leaving the country.
Fahmi, whose latest alleged offence was uploading a satirical picture of an ape dressed in royal regalia, also said on social media that he was blacklisted by the Immigration Department from renewing his passport.
“I was informed last night that my name has been blacklisted and I cannot leave the country.
“I am blocked from renewing my passport. The Immigration Department said the block was ordered by the police in Bukit Aman/PDRM,” he said in a Twitter post.
Fahmi said he still hopes to obtain permission from the authorities for a trip to Europe next month where he will be involved in a theatre performance.
“I am now working on getting clearance from Bukit Aman before my scheduled flight. If a convicted criminal with 42 corruption charges against him can get clearance to leave the country, I hope Bukit Aman can give me the clearance too. No double standards,” he said.