Cambodia Opposition’s Mu Sochua Released, Plans Return by Land

Mu Sochua, the vice president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, says she has been released from detention at an airport in Malaysia.

Now in Kuala Lumpur, she told a Bloomberg reporter she plans to return to Cambodia by land despite fierce opposition from Prime Minister Hun Sen. The Cambodian leader, in power since 1985, has promised to “use weapons of all kinds” to stop a group led by top opposition figure Sam Rainsy from returning to Cambodia on Saturday, the country’s independence day.

Cambodia has sent troops to its border and called on neighboring countries to arrest exiled dissidents after accusing them of plotting a coup as the European Union reviews trade privileges that are essential to the economy.

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