All 47 Malaysians held in Cambodia to return home tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: All the 47 Malaysians detained in Cambodia and released yesterday are expected to return home tomorrow, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

The deputy prime minister said she had contacted Julau MP Larry Sng Wei Shien to know the latest developments in the matter and was informed that efforts were made to bring them home tomorrow.

“Insya Allah, if everything goes well, they are expected to arrive tomorrow at 10.30am.

“There have been various discussions and I thank all those involved for their efforts,” he told reporters after attending a Chinese New Year celebration organised by the Malaysian-China Chamber of Commerce here today.

Wisma Putra, in a statement yesterday, confirmed that all the 47 Malaysians detained in Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey prison had been released.

According to a statement by the foreign ministry on Feb 7, they were detained since Dec 11 last year on suspicion of being involved in online gambling.