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Tit Tar Master Chris Leong Goes Viral Again After Being Arrested 2 Months in Indonesia

Talk about swift career recovery, this Chinese chiropractor sure knows how to steer back to his success.

Notable traditional Chinese “Tit Tar” master Chris Leong has returned safely in Malaysia on Sunday (Mar 10) after being held by Indonesia’s authority for two months.

According to The Star and News Straits Times, the 43-year-old sifu and his other 19 team members were arrested in Palembang, Indonesia on January 9 for breaching their tourist visas and conducting unpermitted commercial activities in the country.

“The case is closed and I can still go there (Indonesia) in the future, provided I have proper documents and paperwork,” he told reporters after touching down at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

All 20 members were met by Foreign Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob. Leong said, “I would like to thank the Foreign Ministry and the Indonesian authorities for their help in resolving the issue.”

The group was detained in Indonesia for two months comprising 16 Malaysians plus the master himself, three Hong Kong nationals and one Belgian.

A day before his return, one of Leong’s many treatment videos got featured on popular meme site 9GAG. Attaining over 4,000 shares, many netizens inquired where could they find this doctor while some are susceptible to his treatment.

In his return back to Malaysia’s ground, journalists, photographers and fans surrounded Leong at the airport and he gave his bone-structure treatment to a few media practitioners there.

Leong also advised Malaysians to make sure the travel documents that they are going used is not expired and is legal by the country that they are going to visit.

“The process to verify the documents took quite a long time… but we were all released thanks to all the charity work we did in the country previously,” he added.

The “tit tar” master said he and his team arrived in Palembang on January 8 to conduct charity work with Indonesian Chinese medicine practitioners as well as provide “tit-tar” treatments for the elderly.

Source: Kompas

Indonesian media previously reported that Leong and his team were arrested by the Indonesian Immigration Department for violating their tourist visas. They were investigated under the country’s immigration laws.

The group claimed to be doing “charity work” in the country, but according to the Indonesian news agency, the patients who visited the group was charged 4.5mil rupiah (RM1,300) for the service.

Many Malaysian netizens were relieved and sent their warm greeting as a welcome for Leong’s return.

One netizen from Facebook said, “Welcome home 🌹🌸🌻🌼🍁”. 

Another netizen said, “Many Indonesians came here (Malaysia) to work and they are free for not even having a permit or passport”.

Watch Master Leong’s treatment videos on the next page.

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