Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 8 – The Australian government asked Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen to directly request Myanmar's senior general Min Aung Hlaing to release an Australian professor detained in Myanmar.

Cambodian foreign minister Prak Sokhonn spoke at the press conference on Saturday at the Phnom Penh International Airport upon concluding official visit to Myanmar.

"In response to a written request from Australian foreign minister Marise Payne addressed to premier Hun Sen, the latter has conveyed the message to Myanmar regarding the detention of an Australian professor in Myanmar. In response, senior general Min Aung Hlaing accepted the premier's request in a positive manner," the minister added.