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Malaysian national Richard Lau finally released following successful campaign

Richard Lau meets the Malaysian Foreign Minister before his release.

Malaysian national Richard Lau released from nearly a year's detention without charge following media campaign and intervention by Malaysian Government.

Detained in Dubai is happy to announce the release of their client Richard Lau after nearly a year in detention without charge.

Worldwide press attention and a media campaign led by Detained in Dubai and Richard’s family, drew the attention of Wisma Putra (the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to the plight of Malaysian national Richard Lau who had been detained in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) prison for over 10 months.

The Malaysia Minister of Foreign Affairs Anifah Aman stepped in to help, meeting with RAK Ruler Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi and other officials, and visiting Richard in prison. Since learning about the case, Anifah has been communicating clos