17 Jun '11, 2am

2 JB immigration officials suspended over the treatment of the Singaporean women detained last week

2 JB immigration officials suspended over the treatment of the Singaporean women detained last week

TWO Johor Baru immigration officials have been suspended over the treatment of the Singaporean women detained last week - as the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said it would 'closely monitor' the outcome of Malaysia's investigation. The two women have said they were ordered to undress and do squats after accidentally passing through immigration without getting their passports stamped. Malaysia's Immigration Department director-general Alias Ahmad said yesterday that the officials have been suspended until the seven-man panel completes its investigation. Meanwhile, the MFA said the allegations 'are serious and raise concerns'. 'We welcome the quick announcement of the Malaysian authorities of an immediate investigation,' said a spokesman. Malaysia set up its multi-agency inquiry on Wednesday to investigate the incident, which has led to criticism of the women's...

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