Malaysia detains Iraqi lawmaker on fake passport-media

In February, the Iraqi parliament lifted the immunity of Iraqi lawmaker Daini.

Malaysia detains Iraqi lawmaker on fake passport-media

Malaysia has detained a fugitive Iraqi lawmaker, Mohammed al-Daini, after he was caught using a fake passport at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, local media reported on Friday.

Daini was detained on Oct. 10 when an immigration officer at the departure checkpoint stopped him after checks revealed he was carrying someone else's traveling document, according to the online version of the New Straits Times.

State news agency Bernama said Daini was still under detention pending deportation.

"The suspect is still being detained because we still have to wait for a new travel document from the Iraqi Embassy before he can be sent back to his country of origin," Abdul Rahman Othman, director-general of the Immigration Department, was quoted by Bernama as saying.

In February, the Iraqi parliament lifted the immunity of Daini.



Reuters

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