Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy leaves the Parliament building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: EPA-EFE

Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy barred from flying to Indonesia

  • Rainsy, who now lives in France, had hoped to return to Cambodia on Saturday but is currently in Malaysia
  • Cambodian leader Hun Sen has pressured countries in the region to bar the opposition figurehead
Topic |   Cambodia

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Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy leaves the Parliament building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Sam Rainsy, centre, and Mu Sochua, in pink, field questions from reporters in Kuala Lumpur on November 12, 2019. Photo: SCMP/Tashny Sukumaran

Cambodia ‘playing with fire’ by cosying up to China, says opposition figure Sam Rainsy

  • The politician warned strongman Hun Sen’s government against allowing Beijing to build infrastructure facilities that could be turned into military bases
  • Sam Rainsy said he and other banned opposition figures were ‘freedom fighters’ and thanked Malaysia for respecting their rights by allowing them entry
Topic |   Cambodia

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Sam Rainsy, centre, and Mu Sochua, in pink, field questions from reporters in Kuala Lumpur on November 12, 2019. Photo: SCMP/Tashny Sukumaran
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