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Malaysia frees detained Cambodian opposition activists

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By Reuters

KUALALUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia on Thursday night released three Cambodian opposition activists it detained this week at the request of Cambodian authorities, a rights group official told Reuters.

One of them is Mu Sochua, the vice-president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, who was held on Wednesday night at a Kuala Lumpur airport ahead of her planned return home to lead anti-government demonstrations.

Jerald Joseph, an official of the Malaysian Human Rights Commission, said the Cambodians would stay in a hotel for now.

(Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Alex Richardson)