KOTA KINABALU – Sabah opposition leader Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan (pix) has been barred from entering Sarawak.
Dr Jeffrey, the Bingkor assemblyman and Sabah STAR party president, was stopped by Immigration officers when he arrived at Kuching International Airport from Kota Kinabalu at about 6pm Saturday.
“I am still at the airport immigration. Apparently the directive come from the Sarawak government that came into effect in February this year,” he said when contacted from here.
Dr Jeffrey said that he was scheduled to leave Kuching on an 8.30pm flight.
He said he was to chair a meeting between Dayak leaders from Kalimantan and Sabah in Kuching.
He declined to talk further on the matter.
The Sarawak government has stopped several politicians from entering the state in the run-up to the state elections last year.
They included DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang, DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng, Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar.