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Richard Lau release from 10 months of detention without charge imminent

Minister's work tour. Dato' Sri Anifah tours Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), February 14, 2018.

Richard Lau, Malaysian national detained without charge for almost a year is due for imminent release, following intervention from Malaysia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and NGO Detained in Dubai.

Yesterday, Malaysia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anifah Aman, held a meeting with the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasim, and other government authorities to request that Mr. Richard Lau be released on bail, subject to local law, while waiting for his court case. The Foreign Minister is also urging that his case be resolved as soon as possible.

In response, officials in Ras Al Khaimah declared their intention to settle the case as soon as possible.