November 9, 2019 / 9:15 AM / 6 days ago

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy allowed entry to Malaysia - witness

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition party founder Sam Rainsy, who has vowed to return to his home country, talks to supporters after being prevented from checking-in for a flight from Paris to Bangkok at Roissy Airport in Paris, France November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Self-exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy was allowed to enter Malaysia on Saturday, according to a Reuters witness at Kuala Lumpur’s main airport.

Sam Rainsy, who has vowed to return home to lead demonstrations against Cambodia’s authoritarian ruler Hun Sen, was earlier taken aside by Malaysian immigration authorities after he landed at the airport. [nL8N27P0A3]

Reporting by Liz Lee; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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