View Full Version : Japanese family, monk detained on Malaysia Olympic torch leg

April 21st, 2008, 05:25 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Runners carried the Olympic torch through Malaysia's capital Monday after police detained a Japanese family carrying a pro-Tibet banner and took a Buddhist monk into custody as a "preventive" measure.

There was no immediate information that the monk, whose nationality was not known, had done anything wrong, said Kuala Lampur police chief Muhammad Sabtu Osman. The monk was detained on the route as a "preventive" measure, the police chief said, without elaborating.

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