But he is now able to travel nationwide, Y Rin, a Phnom Penh municipal court spokesman, told AFP on Sunday.
Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy has landed in Kuala Lumpur in a bid to return to his homeland after Thailand had earlier blocked him from entering.
Saifuddin said in a statement on Friday.
In a Friday Facebook post accompanied by a picture of him with a suitcase, Sam Rainsy said he was boarding a plane in Paris to "another destination".
For decades, the 70-year-old has been an opponent of Hun Sen, 67, a former Khmer Rouge commander who has ruled his South East Asian country of 16 million people with an iron fist for 34 years.
"Keep up the hope".
He told waiting reporters at Kuala Lumpur International Airport that he will be in Malaysia for "a couple of days".
He said the examination was in accordance with the standard operation procedure after the Malaysian government had received a letter from the Cambodian government to send home those figures whose names were listed in the letter. "Democracy will prevail in Cambodia".More news: Some in GOP Warn Against Election Challenge in Kentucky
Should he return, Sam Rainsy faces prison time linked to several cases brought in his absence, all widely seen as politically motivated. He says the charges were politically motivated.
"I want to go back to my home country", he said, while declining to say how he plans to do so. Security has been tightened on both sides of the Thailand-Cambodia border to prevent any attempts by opposition figures to cross.
Sar Kheng, interior minister and deputy prime minister, announced the shift on his Facebook page on Saturday. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha earlier said he would be barred from entering.
Cambodian authorities have vowed to arrest him together with eight of his senior colleagues if they return to the country.
Cambodians were prohibited from crossing from Poipet to shop in the Rong Klua market in Thailand, effectively shutting down the normally bustling exchange in Sa Kaeo province, according to a Thai Rath report.
In Cambodia on Saturday, Hun Sen and constitutional monarch King Norodom Sihamoni attended a celebration ceremony at Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, the capital.
An opposition official in Thailand said plans to return on Saturday were abandoned.
In an email to RFA, an embassy spokesperson said that the U.S.is "deeply concerned" by expanding arrests, harassment, and intimidation of members of the CNRP, and by efforts to thwart the return of citizens seeking peaceful participation in the country's political process-actions they labeled "an escalation in the suppression of the political opposition".More news: US needs to follow up with message to killers
Yusmadi said that under the Malaysian rule of law, Rainsy had not committed any offence as he was on transit while en route to Cambodia.
"We follow the SOP and did not comply with what was requested by the Cambodian (government) because we make the decision whether to send people back, allow them in and others following our own calculations, " he said.
Phay Siphan added that should Kem Sokha be convicted, Hun Sen could ask for a royal pardon for the opposition leader.
"We call on authorities to protect and respect the human rights of all people in Cambodia and to take meaningful steps to reopen political and civic space", the statement said, adding that members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should comply with obligations under global law to respect the principle of non-refoulement where individuals may be at risk of persecution or torture if returned. "More governments in ASEAN need to emulate Malaysia if the bloc is ever going to rid itself of its reputation as a rights abusing club of recalcitrant dictators".
The CNRP had been viewed as Cambodia's only serious opposition before it was dissolved by a court in 2017 ahead of elections the following year.
The Trump administration, also on Friday, condemned the recent arrests and reminded Malaysia of its obligations under global law barring the return of people to face torture.
Kem Sokha, 66, was arrested in 2017 and the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was banned in the run-up to last year's general election that Hun Sen's ruling party then swept but which was condemned as a farce by Western countries.More news: TI Goes to Gynecologist With Daughter to 'Check Her Hymen'