Sam Rainsy, Cambodia’s self-exiled opposition chief, has landed within the Malaysian capital after promising to return house to rally opponents of longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen.
“Sustain the hope. We’re heading in the right direction,” Sam Rainsy mentioned in a message to his supporters, after arriving at Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport on Saturday. “Democracy will prevail. Democracy has prevailed in Malaysia. Democracy will prevail in Cambodia.”
He and fellow members of the banned Cambodia Nationwide Rescue Get together (CNRP) had publicly declared that they deliberate to return to their homeland on November 9, Cambodia’s Independence Day, to set off a well-liked motion to power Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has dominated for greater than three a long time, from workplace.
The Cambodian authorities has vigorously opposed their return, characterising it as a coup try in opposition to Hun Sen.
Cambodia’s Rainsy ‘refused boarding’ onto Paris-Bangkok flight (2:47)
Sam Rainsy, who has lived in self-exile in France since 2015 to keep away from jail for convictions he says are politically motivated, had lengthy promised a return on Cambodia’s Independence Day.
However on Thursday, he was blocked from boarding a Thai Airways flight to Bangkok in Paris. A day later, he boarded a aircraft within the French capital with out disclosing his vacation spot. He and different CNRP leaders have mentioned they need to return to Cambodia by crossing the land border with Thailand.
Malaysia has no border with Cambodia.
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