KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian who killed world-renowned heart surgeon Dr Victor Chang in 1991 during a bungled kidnap attempt arrived in Malaysia early Saturday after he was released from an Australian jail on parole.
Immigration director-general Datuk Alias Ahmad confirmed that Liew Chiew Seng, 69, arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) arrived at around 3.30am Saturday.
“Following his arrival at KLIA, we brought him in for an interview which is part of the deportation process,” he said when contacted.
He said that after the interview was completed, Liew was handed over to a travel control officer from Bukit Aman.
Liew, was released from Sydney's Long Bay Correctional Centre on Friday after serving 21 years of his 26-year sentence, ahead of his daughter's wedding, which is reportedly due to take place next Saturday.
AFP had reported that the parole board in the state of New South Wales had last month agreed to free Liew, who has advanced Parkinson's disease, after his lawyers argued that he would soon be unfit to travel and unable to be deported back to Malaysia.
His release came after the state's Attorney-General Greg Smith said it would drop its appeal against Liew's release.
Liew was one of two men convicted in the murder and pulled the trigger.
The man who provided the gun, Phillip Choon Tee Lim, was also jailed over the killing and was paroled and deported to Malaysia in 2010 after serving 18 years in prison.
Dr Chang earned an international reputation for his pioneering work on heart transplant methods and was gunned down near his Sydney home.
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