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Hun Sen's Cambodia

Sam Rainsy enters Malaysia ahead of planned Cambodia homecoming

Hun Sen's government appears willing to allow opposition leader's return

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition party founder Sam Rainsy hugs a supporter during his arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Saturday.   © Reuters

PHNOM PENH/NEW YORK -- Self-exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who has promised to return home to lead an uprising against the three-decade rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen, has entered Malaysia.

Sam Rainsy was witnessed by a Reuters reporter just after 3:30 p.m. local time on Saturday at Kuala Lumpur International Airport after a flight from Paris, where he has been residing.

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