Manila to deport barrister

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 10 January, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 10 January, 1999, 12:00am

FORMER Hong Kong barrister Stuart Mason-Parker, languishing in a Philippine detention centre, is likely to be deported to Britain this month, an immigration officer said yesterday.

Immigration officials had indicated they would approve Mason-Parker's application for voluntary deportation after an alleged passport scam was smashed, said Major William Macavinta.

The former government prosecutor was arrested in November with two other men for allegedly trying to sell citizenship and work in the fictitious nation of Melchizedek.

Australian Dennis Oakley was also likely to be deported. Malaysian Michael Chew Chin Yee would continue to be held, said Major Macavinta.