PKR vice-president Tian Chua was barred from entering Sabah for his own security and safety, the Office of Sabah State Affairs and Research in the Chief Minister’s Department said.

Secretary Dr Moktar Ajam said the state government has never had any problems with Tian Chua being in Sabah prior to his remarks on the intrusion of Sulu militants into Lahad Datu as part of some political drama.

The remark however is said to have angered Sabahans, and hence the decision to deny him entry into Sabah.

Tian Chua, who arrived at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport at 11.05am on Sunday was denied entry to Sabah.