Malaysia detains opposition leader
KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Malaysia’s government said Thursday it detained the No. 2 official of a banned Cambodian opposition party, as regional countries backed Phnom Penh’s bid to block the return of self-exiled leaders accused of plotting to overthrow the government.
Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said Mu Sochua, vice president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, was held by immigration officials upon landing at the Kuala Lumpur airport Wednesday night from Jakarta. Her detention followed the arrest of two party youth activists in Malaysia late Monday.