Tag Archives: North Korea

March 09

Malaysian family in Pyongyang stopped from taking flight home

A MALAYSIAN family was prevented from boarding a flight to leave North Korea yesterday. A Facebook post by one Kamil Ghazali claimed that his cousin, Iza Karmila Ramli, her husband and their three children were among Malaysians who were stopped by North Korean authorities during an attempt to catch a flight to return to Malaysia. […]

March 07

11 Malaysians stranded at Pyongyang airport

A total of 11 Malaysians are stranded at the airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, says Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.   This came after Pyongyang banned all Malaysian citizens from leaving North Korea, potentially holding them hostage amid an increasingly heated diplomatic row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim […]

March 04

North Korean ambassador given 48 hours to leave

North Korean ambassador Kang Chol has been declared persona non grata in Malaysia and has been asked to leave the country within 48 hours. Kang Chol, who was summoned to Wisma Putra at 6pm Saturday, failed to turn up at the ministry in Putrajaya. The Foreign Ministry has sent a diplomatic note to the embassy […]

February 28

Kim Jong-Nam case: Three in custody likely to be charged for murder on Wednesday

A North Korean chemist and two foreign women held over the death of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, are expected to face murder charges Wednesday. The remand order on the two women, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, a spa masseur, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 29, an entertainment outlet worker, […]

February 24

Weapon of mass destruction substance found on Jong Nam’s body, says IGP

Tests using dry swabs on the eye and face show the presence of the dangerous VX nerve agent. Preliminary tests by the Chemistry Department on the body of Kim Jong Nam have found traces of VX nerve agent, a chemical substance classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations, police said today. […]

February 22

It couldn’t have been poison, says North Korea

North Korean embassy officials have rubbished Malaysian police investigations into the death of Kim Jong-nam, saying it could not have been poison. North Korea is also asking for the release of the three suspects who have been detained so far, including its citizen Ri Jong Chol. “It has been 10 days since the incident happened, […]